Back from Vietnam

I came back from Vietnam on the 29th of October.  Since then I was editing the photographs and posting all of the images to my exposure site.  If you want to read the stories, go to these links.  

  1. HCMC the first part
  2. Going in Deep
  3. Rain in Danang
  4. That Hue
  5. How Long til Ha Long?
  6. Ma Hai

Now that I am back and all of the photographs are edited and posted in the long story format, what I am going to share here are the portfolio pieces which are linked to my smugmug so you can purchase those images if you so desire.  Which you should.  

As I am trying to work on In Search of Little Saigon in America flush with images and work, I realized I didn't have a good representation of Vietnam from the last time I was there.  So going back to Vietnam for that was one of the primary reasons.  Stay tuned for the gallery showing in the near future.

Each of these images are linked to my smugmug gallery where you can purchase them.  For more choices, go to my smugmug gallery. And buy as much as your heart desires.  :)  

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.