As what I have mentioned in my Aliwan Fiesta 2017 posts, Thes, ang maganda kong pinsan (medyo napilitan ako sa statement na yan), borrowed my DSLR for her Vietnam tour. In return, I'll publish some of her photographs here so we can have a glimpse of this South East Asian country and their tourist spots and destinations. By the way, every time I hear Vietnam, I am always think of the Vietnam War and Leah Salonga performing Miss Saigon. Let's see and widen our minds with the photos she captured at the Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon.

On the same site, in 1868, a residence for French governor-general, became a seat for the former President. Expanded and became Norodom Palace. In 1962, the palace was bombed attempting to kill the president at that time. On the same site, a new building was built and completed in 1966 and was named Independence Palace. was home to the succeeding South Vietnamese president, Nguyen Van Thieu, until his hasty departure in 1975. Designed by Paris-trained Vietnamese architect Ngo Viet Thu.

Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883.

The first tank that crashed through the Presidential Palace of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City's French post office near Notre Dame Cathedral.
It is designed by Gustave Eiffel and built between 1886 and 1891.

A sumptuous Vietnamese delicacy

Snake and scorpion wines are commonly known as a natural medicine used to treat different health problems. According to some, these alcoholic beverages are considered to be a natural aphrodisiac. Seeing the snake and scorpion inside the bottle while taking a shot of this wine will definitely create a unusual bite.

The place where she stayed; at Tan Son Nhat 2 Hotel

Dong is the National Currency of Vietnam.

Dahil blog ko to, isasama ko din pic ko with my #pabida pose. Right now, I am posting these photos to inspire myself and to look for sponsors. I am positive that my time to travel to south east asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia will knock soon, if when, hhhmmm.... just don't know. So excited to taste their street and exotic foods. Anyways, thanks Thess for letting me upload these beautiful photos.