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I'M A TRAVELLER, WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND INTERNATIONAL TEACHER
FROM CANADA, BASED IN SAIGON, VIETNAM.

SUNDAY MORNING IN SAIGON'S DISTRICT TEN

SUNDAY MORNING IN SAIGON'S DISTRICT TEN

Saigon is not a sleepy city. On a Sunday morning, you can expect every district to rise early. On the morning after Vietnam's loss to Uzbekistan in the U23 Asia Football Championships, life was going on. A sense of pride still lingered in the air as locals wore their Vietnam flag T-shirts, read the game recap in the local newspaper, and watched highlights on their TVs. As with most (all?) residential areas in Saigon, these daily rituals spilled out on to the street. District ten's narrow alleyways are a perfect place to exchange smiles with friendly locals and politely get a glimpse into local life.

We visited the adjacent Flower Market (Cho Ho Thi Ky) and the Cambodia Market (Cho Campuchia) to capture the early morning buzz of a busy Saigonese marketplace. Below are some of my favourite captures from that morning. I think that the dull, flat lighting gives this series of photos a gloomy look, but the feeling that morning was decidedly bright and upbeat.

Deliveries don't wait for sunrise.

A woman strolls through a narrow alleyway.

Saigon's distinctive tube houses.

A little girl takes herself to school. But first, banh mi.

Veggies.

Love the shirt.

From the stoop.

Exploring an apartment block.

PEOPLE OF JORDAN

PEOPLE OF JORDAN

EARNING NEPAL

EARNING NEPAL