Hustlin’ in Ho Chi Minh City

In a midst of the hustlin’ and bustlin’ Ho Chi Minh City, I was able to capture bits and pieces of life here in Vietnam. From the outskirts of Mui Ne to the lively nightlife in District 1 there is something for everyone.

Let me show you around!

Behn Thanh Market
From dried fruits to the cutest elephant pants, you can pretty much find everything you need all in one place. This is also a great place to practice your bargaining skills!

Noodle heaven
Whether it is hot or pouring rain outside, a bowl of pho or bun bo hue would hit the spot!

Cu Chi Tunnels
This network of underground tunnels was built by the Viet Cong (North Vietnamese guerrilla troops) during the Vietnam war. They are located in the District of Cu Chi.

Rice Paper
Used in many Vietnamese dishes, rice paper is made out of rice starch and is then set to dry on bamboo.

Saigon sunsets
A M A Z I N G.


Mekong Delta
Paddy fields stretch along the Mekong Delta, where you will be able to find a floating market and islands specializing in different produce and goods.

Backpackers’ Street
Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh is a street filled with a bunch of bars, restaurants and shops — a must when you’re in the city!

Night markets
A great bang for your buck! Night markets here are filled with yummy street foods and cute clothes!

Coconut Island
Did you know coconut is a religion out here?! Same.

Public transport
Getting around the city is easy when everyone here has a motorbike. Just don’t get ran over!

Mui Ne Sand Dunes
A beautiful dessert is about 5 hours away from the city. It makes for a great weekend getaway!

Bun Cha
Originally from Hanoi, bun cha is a yummy traditional dish served with grilled pork, noodles, vegetables and nuoc cham. It’s the best meal I had in Vietnam — even ask Obama!

Special needs day care
My volunteer program allowed me to meet some of the coolest kids ever!

My biggest fan
Handmade and painted, thank you for keeping me cool in this heat!

Cheyanne Crisostomo is a third year public health major. She is volunteering in a special needs healthcare and food outreach program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam through International Volunteer HQ.

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