Annie and I had around an hour and a half free, before she went to a swing dance class and I took the bus home for lunch. She showed me around the Ben Thanh market, Saigon's largest, which was great to look around but not the best for cheap purchases, she told me, because it was very tourist-orientated. Annie is a really lovely girl and it was very generous of her to come to the clinic with me and then to show me around. Although she was born in Vietnam, she has only recently moved back to Ho Chi Minh City after eight years overseas, studying in Singapore for her IB, and then at Exeter University, from which she recently graduated with a business/management degree. She has now been back in the city for a month, taking dance classes, doing occasional work for Jessica and trying to get her head back around the Saigon traffic.
|Customers waiting for fruit orders|
|Sweeties, Vietnamese style|
|Live blue crabs|