Backpacking Teacher

Travel, teaching and things in between. Saigon is the focus for now.

Vietnam loves a good photo (or 20)

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Dropped in at school this morning and went to check on what paperwork I’d need to submit. I was calmly advised that along with the relevant bits of paper I would need about twenty passport photos. 20! It seems that every official form here needs an accompanying photo. Luckily down the street, and a fair bit of traffic dodging later, a fellow teacher and I found a new sim card for her and a photo shop that could do twenty photos without blinking. Most amusing for me was not the photo taking but that the photo shop was full of dresses. It took me awhile to figure out that the dresses weren’t for sale but for people to get dressed up in when they had their photos taken. Now I’m no dress expert but these were frilly numbers, some white that looked like wedding dresses and many bright pink, yellow and green dresses. Who knew you could play dress up at your local photo shop?

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Traffic on the way to the photo shop and a picture of the local seafood place next to the photo shop.


Written by backpackingteacher

January 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm

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