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Tag: Ho Chi Minh

Sketching Saigon: Charming Indie Cafes Through the Eyes of Taiwanese Illustrator

In Shao-Chen Lin’s new sketchbook, On-the-spot Sketching at Cafes in Saigon, Vietnam, the southern metropolis is defined by its most charming aspect: a robust coffee culture that permeates every corner of the city, from weathered downtown apartments to hidden hẻms in the outskirts of District 3. There’s a special selection of Vietnamese words that, over time, have […]

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The cheerful cowboy of Saigon

The 52-year-old man leads a simple life away from the urban glamor. Over the past five years, Vu Duc Toi has been tending his cattle on this field in District 2, against the backdrop of high-rise buildings in the city downtown. Photos by VnExpress/Quynh Tran He buys cheap, skinny buffalo in Cambodia and resells them […]

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