• Asia,  Travel Journal,  Vietnam

    A Pinay Traveller in Vietnam

    *PT Note: Another funny article from my friend Divine Love Salvador. I’m re-posting it here, but for more of her culinary adventures, visit her blog at Bogchi ni Bochog.   BIKES, BEEF SOUP, AND THE BALINGKINITAN RATIO: Ho Chi Minh and the Concept of Scale   In Vietnam, balingkinitan seems to be the norm. In that place, where the buildings weren’t too tall, the streets were just wide enough to accommodate more bicycles than cars, and the people were no bigger than I was… in 2nd grade… there seemed to be no need to go large scale.   The Vietnamese idea of scale and proportion is small. It’s not a…