Christmas has come to Saigon once again. This will be charvey's fourth Christmas in Saigon. The first was five years ago during my first ever visit to Vietnam. Christmas struck me then as totally, completely, utterly nutty. Well, 2003 was nothing. Over the ensuing five years it's gotten even nuttier. This year is head and shoulders above last year -- the decorations are more elaborate, the crowds are more frenzied, there are more tiny children in Santa suits. The Vietnamese love pageantry and parties. They have embraced Christmas and made it their own in a special Vietnamese way. I love it.
Last night I went out for a walk on the main drags of Saigon. I took some pictures and an eight-minute video tour (narrated by charvey, of course). Enjoy!
Here are the pics:
And here's the video: