Missing the nice walks along the canal – Phu Nhuan District

Just a little over a month until my lease ends.  I am reminiscing about two years ago when I was able to take a walk along the canal near my house with my dog, Lucky.  Saigon’s rapid development has taken much of the beauty of my area away but it is only for a short time.

Before

Small parks along the canal - Phu Nhuan District

(Along the canal – August, 2006)

Lucky walking along the canal - Phu Nhuan District

(Lucky playing along the canal)

Walk along the canal - Phu Nhuan District

(April, 2006)

Now

The canal in the Phu Nhuan District - Huynh Van Banh

(Trees and grass are long gone – November, 2008)

The canal in the Phu Nhuan District - Huynh Van Banh

(Construction continues – November, 2008)

  • hey i think you live somewhere along nhieu loc which is where i am living now 🙂

  • Yep near Huynh Van Banh

  • Huy

    Wow, now I know you live close to my stomping ground when I was growing up in the 70s. They took the old house and converted it into three today, and the road is narrower, but i do remember a little, definitely the smelly canal.
    Are you still there as of march today? or have you moved due to flooding/ vandalism?

  • The canal does not smell as bad now. In a couple years, the smell should be gone. This will be a great place to live and visit a coffee shop at. I hope they close some of the traffic to keep it quiet.

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