{saigon}

so here’s my long over due travel post aaaaaall the way from last december in saigon, vietnam. enjoy :))

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day one-

my brother had recently started gaining interest in photography (which is cool because i have someone to take nice, reliable photos of me ha) so both of us were really excited and SO READY to take like 18393275 pics on this trip, starting from the cliche plane window photography. this was my favorite. alas, it had to be the only one of 2 i took on snapchat, hence, the diminished quality.

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our apartment was pretty cool. and really big. there was this super huge balcony where we actually wanted to take photos, but we didn’t have time because we didn’t spend a whole lot of time in the apartment sigh. i took this picture on one of the mornings (we woke up like really early so lighting was A+). waking up to this view every morning? i could get used to it.

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there’s just something about being in another country that makes you notice streets a bit more, aye?

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if there’s one thing i learnt from this trip, it’s that vietnam has the most rad night markets and that their imitation branded products are hella good and cheap.

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what’s really cool is that there still are people walking around wearing these hats?? it makes everything seem so authentic, somehow.

 

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day 2-

we didn’t do much photography on day 2 because we went to visit the cu chi tunnels (it was a whole day trip) and we thought we’d focus on being touristy without looking at everything through our cameras.

we visited a night market after we came back, despite how tired we were (because sleep is for the weak).

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day 3-

on day 3, we we took an hour-long ferry to vung-tau island, also known as the home of the jesus christ statue.

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the statue stood at the top of mount nho at 558 feet. it was a REALLY hot day, but the sights along the way made the climb worth it. the sky was really blue and A+ lighting made for bomb photos.

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there were multiple resting spots like this up along the mountain. somehow, this particular spot reminded me a bit of narnia, though? *heart eyes*

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i know i look hella pretentious here but i swear this was rEALLY candid.

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there were a lot of bible-themed statues along the way up too. spot the jesus statue at the top!!

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one of my fav views right here.

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these angels adorned the foot of this long staircase that led to the actual jesus statue.

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worth it, or nah?

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we went down to the beach after we were done with our climb.

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day 4-

we did a bit more shopping (and eating) before heading to the airport in the late afternoon.

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overall, this was a really good trip, albeit a teeny bit rushed because i actually still had school that week. but vietnam, you were a pleasure. [ft. another cliche plane window picture eheh]

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first travel post!! thoughts?

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i wonder if anyone talks about me
when i’m not around

maybe i’m that friend
who had a funny story to tell

maybe i’m that random stranger on the bus
reading their favorite book

maybe i’m that girl
who helped them with something

maybe, just maybe
i’m someone’s favorite person

do i linger in their memories
like a sweet aftertaste?

or am i forgettable
somebody they never noticed?

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liiittle update: so i didn’t get into a few schools i wanted to, but i did get shortlisted to do an entrance test for another school !! except, it’s in 2 weeks and even though they have the syllabus for the exam on their website, i haven’t learnt like at least 3/4 of their science (i never took physics). major sighs.

it’s winter break next week though, so that’s cool. at least i’ll have a bit of a break from school. :))

thanks @anyone who’s ever taken the effort to encourage me in the comments on any of my posts. it means a lot :”)

anyways, hope you liked this!

and:

have a good day x