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122/365 - Philly's Viet Nam

2011.05.02
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A brightly decorated shopping center that includes a Vietnamese food market that is simply amazing.
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A Buddhist Monk that I met and spent time talking with.
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Many elderly folks were accompanied by young family members.
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A little market with a great collection of cookware!
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I have come to love "Pho". Soup that is prepared a "million" different ways. Soooo delicious!
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South Philadelphia has a very cool section that is populated by many folks with a Vietnamese heritage. It is a very interesting and friendly area. You can get the best Pho (soup) in its many fine restaurants.

Lesson Learned: People are so different in so many ways - but so alike in many, many more ways!
25 Comments
????? Very intersting and nice set. Do you know Viet food?
I never had the chance to taste it.
????? · 2011-05-01: 21:14
liveandletlive Very cool set Dan. Love seeing the various neighborhoods that make up your "world"
liveandletlive · 2011-05-01: 21:15
joycephotography Great shots.
joycephotography · 2011-05-01: 21:19
MARETKA88 what a diverse hood you live in and you adapt and bring so many cool posts for all of us !!! Your the man Danno!!!
Keep them coming bro !!
MARETKA88 · 2011-05-01: 21:37
HoosierAtHeART So interesting, where I live is not nearly so diverse.
HoosierAtHeART · 2011-05-01: 21:40
mallusatish Very nice post,great see to how multicultural you neighborhood is
mallusatish · 2011-05-01: 21:51
lookagain Lovely and colorful shots of this interesting area, Dan!! Would love to hear of your conversation with the monk...any talk of religion? I love to get noodle bowl at a Vietnamese restaurant in the Springs....will have to check next time to see if they have Pho!
lookagain · 2011-05-01: 22:22
lukesmom Love this post and seeing all the sights in a bigger city. The Pho sounds delish!
lukesmom · 2011-05-01: 22:46
atszabo I am so happy to see that you are not one of those xenophobic guys that I see so many of around me...
atszabo · 2011-05-01: 22:51
lyricalthoughts Dan, thanks for sharing this lovely vietnam restos. In ur country we also had Pho.. and their noodle soup are delightful and healthy too.:)
lyricalthoughts · 2011-05-01: 23:51
trippindelight Great photos of this interesting part of your city. I like 2 and 4 best. And I think looking for the similarities rather than the differences is a positive approach to many things.
trippindelight · 2011-05-02: 02:32
Annbramwell Love the Monk's trainers and beanie hat! Not terribly traditional, but I am sure very practical...
Annbramwell · 2011-05-02: 03:01
nataliemanco I love your Monk portrait Dan! great report. I went recently to the Arab district in Sydney and tried to give some atmosphere back ...
nataliemanco · 2011-05-02: 06:13
miguelcruz Gracias, Dan, por enseñarme tantas cosas...
miguelcruz · 2011-05-02: 06:30
Keryl There are so many things to see in your city!
Some days here, our corner store serves up hamburg mac. soup. lol
Keryl · 2011-05-02: 08:47
renatomartins Great post. Great lesson.
renatomartins · 2011-05-02: 09:18
ilikethat excellent report
ilikethat · 2011-05-02: 09:34
????? Interesting post and place
????? · 2011-05-02: 09:51
mrmeliska Nice post...love # 2 with the Monk.
mrmeliska · 2011-05-02: 16:47
Marzijapan Interesting post,
Great photos
Marzijapan · 2011-05-02: 18:29
tomie lesson learned is so true for dogs too!
tomie · 2011-05-03: 05:03
karmankwarner When we were living in Kansas my Daddy worked with a young Vietnamese man. His family was so kind to us; invited us to share their New Year. Treated us with love and respect; mostly because that is how my daddy treated the man he worked with. It was a really neat celebration. Thanks for the reminder of that wonderful day. :)
karmankwarner · 2011-05-03: 18:24
????? I would just love to try the Vietnamese food there and shop~ how cool!!!
????? · 2011-05-03: 19:08
Eiram Love this lesson! so true!!
Eiram · 2011-05-05: 15:34
djnana I love the candid images you gave us of their culture. They have such a rich history. Larry spent a year in a Vietnamese village with only two other Americans - and he came to like their food. Have you tried "nuoc mam" sauce? It's an acquired taste!!
djnana · 2011-05-11: 22:47
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