Snippet: Redondo Beach


Sharing my favorite photos through “Snippet” posts.

Taken August 2011

This past weekend was a jam packed HCMC tourist affair with family friends visiting from Federal Way, WA. Who would have thought when we first met 20 plus years ago, we would be spending a weekend in Vietnam out of all places?! Minus my parents, their kids and my younger brother, we reminisced about the many camping trips we took around the Pacific Northwest and wishing we still lived in close proximity of one another. The road from their house was towards the beginning of the Redondo beach strip and the road from my house intersected at the middle of the strip.

I shared a glimpse of my life in Vietnam through Vietnamese food and the usual tourist spots. Mr. Kim was adventurous and cruised the Saigon streets with Si on motorbike after a few Saigon Special beers. And after 2.5 years of living in Vietnam, I finally went to the very famous Cu Chi Tunnels with the Kims. Our guide was a walking encyclopedia (in a good way) who gave a memorable history lesson. Spending time with the Kims, as they get their own firsthand experience of Vietnam, only comes to show that there are still a lot of things to experience within the proximity of Ho Chi Minh City. It never gets boring.


  • Annie says:

    What a beautiful picture! I would like to visit Vietnam at some point (especially now that we are in Shanghai). Looks beautiful and exciting. :)

    • Jen says:

      Let me know if you get a chance to head this way, I can send you through suggested itineraries I have sent through to visiting friends and family!

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