Sad to say but women’s lib hasn’t exactly caught on in Southeast Asia. Women seem to bear the brunt of the labour.. And they’re treated a bit like a commodity, used for, among other things, driving beer sales.
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Saigon wakes up early: the streets are bustling by 6 am. A large downtown park sees many people out for morning walks and calisthenics. It gets so hot here that early morning is a comfortable time to be out and about.
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Papa he grill the pork and mama she assemble the plate. Voila, Vietnam streetside BBQ.
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Communism is alive in Vietnam. I dig the old-school commie fashion sense, red and yellow on olive green, a look going back to revolutionary Russia. Propaganda speaks for itself.
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The food in this city is mouthwateringly flavorful, abundant and cheap, with fresh ingredients sourced from the nearby Mekong delta. Take for instance this soup from a restaurant in District 8, with leeks, dill, lime, chili, cooked fish and tomatoes.
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