In one of my vignettes, Dong Khoi Stroll, I recalled the joys of walking down one of Ho Chi Minh City’s best known streetscapes. And as we approach Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet), I thought it appropriate to share some of my photos from the 1983-1985 period. These might bring back bittersweet memories for my Vietnamese Canadian readers. #vietnamcoldwar
The first photo is of the Central Post Office (Buu Dien Trung Tam) on Dong Khoi Street. Note the lack of traffic.
Woman selling wonderful fresh French style bread, a common sight in Ho Chi Minh City.
A proud employee from a bygone era at a Sai Gon River tourist facility.
The Canadian delegation with our wonderful Vietnamese colleagues.
Our interview facilities were tastefully renovated after the program ended and became a language school (2000)