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I am very happy to announce a first guest blog post series, from a fellow San Franciscan photog – the lovely Mai /fashionist/ during her travels in Asia. We have followed our blogs for quite awhile, and finally met briefly last summer.
There will be a few guest posts featured here on Saturdays with her beautiful photos and writings from Vietnam, drop by and say hello -and- welcome Mai!! have a great vacation ♥
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Vietnam /part one
Story, and photography by Mai

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Vietnam’s Bicycle culture is inherent to its identity. Without the
bike, transportation and commerce in Vietnam would be severely
hobbled. Relatively flat terrain means bikes (and its cousins) are
part of the machinery that drive life here. Because of that, bikes are
used until they no longer can function. Making their everywhere and
everyday presence sort of beautiful.

Fun fact about the population of Vietnam’s bikes? They’re mostly
step-thru, but both men and women ride them equally.

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One of my favorite places to swim and walk around in Vietnam is Con Dao (Con Son) a
southern island once used as a prison by the colonial French and later
a prison used by the South Vietnamese Army.

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Con Dao (Con Son) has been host to the best swimming of my life. I
describe it as the feeling of swimming in a fish tank. In between
swimming and eating, I took pictures of bikes.

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