The other night I gave a 50000 VND bill to a beggar on Saigon’s most touristic street. She twisted and turned the bill in disbelief and when realizing what she held in her bony hands started crying and sending prayers towards the sky.
1$ = about 20000 VND, 50000 make two good meals down here.
That’s how short a Saigon diary entry can be. A moment that lasted for about 3 mins can be enough to last forever.