Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Starbucks New World Saigon


I was in Ho Chi Minh City during Starbucks’ two-year- anniversary in Vietnam. The iconic New World store opened in February 2013, and was the first Starbucks in Vietnam. This is a very spacious and well-designed store, but the real appeal comes from the view of on the second floor, which provides the quintessential image of Saigon in the form of a famous roundabout, complete with swiveling mopeds and nonstop traffic. I was lucky enough to score a window seat on the second floor and spent nearly an hour watching traffic flow.

Outside the store

First floor

Second floor

View from the second floor window at dusk

Me, hard at work

Wall art of the stairwell
 I also uploaded a video of the traffic as seen from the window on Starbucks. It is one full minutes sped up to 10 seconds:






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