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The "Little Saigon" that I saw in Garden Grove

When I was in California, two weeks ago, I was able to check out just an "icing" of the Vietnamese community.  I do wish I spent more time there, but split time with being with family and this project. 

What I did see was an extremely vibrant community.  One that I know that I will be returning to.  Well whenever I head back to California that is.  Where I went to were banh mi shops, which are very numerous, hair salons, and super markets.  I did get into trouble at a super market.  I just had my camera around my chest and a security guard came up to me and told me no photographs are allowed inside. 

This community is really a self sustaining one and growing.  Everywhere I went, there were political signs for Vietnamese politicians.  It looks like this community has really adapted, but maintained our Vietnamese culture when they moved here.