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Ho Chi Minh is a city of bikes. Puchbikes, moped, motorcycles...

Had a casual wander around the centre of the city before heading back to the airport on my last day there and for some reason this scene struck a chord with me.

"Ho Chi Minh City is the heart and soul of Vietnam. It's a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre, the largest city in the country, the economic capital and the cultural trendsetter. Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture.



This is a city that churns, ferments, bubbles and fumes. The streets, where much of the city's life takes place, are a jumble of street markets, shops, pavement cafes, stands-on-wheels and vendors selling wares spread out on sidewalks. It's impossible not to be infected by its exhilarating vibe."

{from lonelyplanet.com}

Shot in RAW, converted, slight crop, resized, sharpened, frame added...slight contrast tweak.

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