Bright lights, big city

One of the great benefits of having friends in town is the opportunity it affords us to be tourists in our own city. Here’s a plethora of photos from our night of tourism… 

Bustling backpacker district (Bùi Viện street) below as we enjoyed a patio dinner.

Bustling backpacker district (Bùi Viện street) below as we enjoyed a patio dinner

Night traffic on Bùi Viện

Night traffic on Bùi Viện

Backdrop of remaining Christmas and New Year lights amidst the traffic

Backdrop of remaining Christmas and New Year lights amidst the traffic

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Continental Hotel

Opera House

Opera House

Although the Vietnamese celebrate the Lunar New Year, they will use any excuse to put up lights

Although the Vietnamese celebrate the Lunar New Year (in February), they will use any excuse to put up lights

More Opera House

Pretty LV display

Pretty LV display

Cartier

Cartier

Marc Jacobs - Designers. Capitalism. Inconsistent politics?

Marc Jacobs – Designers. Capitalism. Inconsistent politics?

Exquisite balance to this gallery, even from the outside

Exquisite balance to this gallery, even from the outside

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Chúc Mừng Năm Mới = Happy New Year

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới = Happy New Year

Standing in the middle of the roundabout to capture the lights lining both sides of the street

Standing in the middle of the roundabout to capture the lights lining both sides of the street

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The Rex Hotel

The Rex Hotel

Statue of Hồ Chí Minh all lit up

Statue of Hồ Chí Minh all lit up

Cityscape at night

Cityscape at night

Uncle Ho (yes, they actually call him that) overlooking his city

Uncle Ho (yes, they actually call him that) overlooking his city

Goodnight, Sài Gòn!

Goodnight, Sài Gòn!

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