The Heat Is On In Saigon | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #008

Not only have we been singing that line from the musical, Miss Saigon, but the heat is quite literally on in Saigon.

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Nobody Puts Beer In The Corner | Hanoi | SE Asia #002

It’s already nine p.m. but the nightlife in Hanoi begins as soon as the sun goes down. After joining a slow but steady flow of pedestrians pushing through the crowded sidewalks, we give in to one of the Vietnamese women’s persistent efforts and sit down on her low plastic chairs sprawling into the street. Before we even have time to take in the glaring lights, constant honking, and shouting from one side of the street to the other, two sweating dark-glass bottles appear on the tiny table in front of us. There’s a reason they call this Hanoi’s beer corner.

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