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|
|View from the second floor window at dusk|
|Me, hard at work|
|Wall art of the stairwell|