Category Archives: Travel

Ballet dancers in Saigon December 31

Goodbye Vietnam (I’ll be back)…

So my time living full-time in Asia has come to an end. I have now settled back in Australia – in Brisbane to be exact. This retrospective post about my time living in Ho Chi Minh City is long overdue! After three attempts at writing this post, I’ve come to the conclusion that I will […]

November 04

Saigon Panorama – The Outtakes Part 2 – Cholon

In preparing the photos for my book Saigon Panorama, one spot that absolutely had to be in there is Cholon – Saigon’s Chinatown. Actually Cholon really deserves to have an entire photobook of its own, as it’s an absolute treasure trove of interesting scenes and sites. So I figured it’d be a great choice to […]

Saigoneer photowalk with Adam Robert Young October 25

Saigoneer photowalk in retrospect

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to lead one of Saigoneer’s monthly photowalks. The starting point had already been selected by the folk at Saigoneer: a cafe called Mekong Merchant in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City. I had a ride around in the week previous to the walk and found […]

Saigon Panorama cover - Adam Robert Young October 22

Saigon Panorama sneak peek and launch details…

It’s official! The launch of my book Saigon Panorama will be on the 7th of November. It’ll be great to see the finished books when they arrive in Ho Chi Minh City next week! I was up at the printers in Hanoi and decided to test out my new phone (a Nokia Lumia 1020) by […]

Kaiteki capsule hotel September 26

Encapsulating Kaiteki Hotel

Last week I was invited to do a guest blog post on Hello Saigon! Here it is… One of my frustrations living in Ho Chi Minh City is not being able to try the different accommodations in the city. I still feel very much like a tourist and I sometimes miss the Renaissance Riverside or […]

Saigon Tax Center demolished demolition Adam Robert Young August 31

Saigon prepares to farewell an icon

Sitting in the centre of the downtown district since 1880, the Saigon Tax Centre has seen countless dramatic changes in the city’s history, and is set to witness one last one: its own demolition. Saigon Tax Centre (left) the day before construction of the city’s first metro line began last month. The building was originally […]

Saigon Opera House - Adam Robert Young August 04

Saigon Opera House

Just thought I’d share this shot I took for my upcoming book (hey, that rhymes!). Click on the image to see the larger version in Flickr!