Bach Dang Street

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East end of Bach Dang Street
 

I studied a map of Nha Trang posted at a bus stop and was able to locate Bach Dang Street. The neighborhood street angles north and west from a major route which parallels the beach, two blocks in.

I mentally noted the billiard hall and traffic light marking the angled intersection. Bach Dang was speckled with outdoor eateries, hardware and appliance shops - others cluttered with groceries, a corner fruit stand, one perimeter of a market-place, and numerous walled offices or residences. Bulky mobile kiosks were anchored at fixed daily locations selling common, everyday convenience items like satellite 7-11s. An array of weathered, wooden, hand-pushed carts with glass display cases crept the street - offering everything from plastic bowls of traditional meals to keys made or trash collection.

Intersection near the market-place.
Women tailors manned sidewalk sewing machines - Chinese copies of the foot-operated Singer.

 

Only two of the five cross-streets that I passed had stop signs. Traffic of mostly motorbikes and bicycles continually moved - mixing and merging from all directions in an orderly, courteous manner. I walked about half a mile looking for the address Ken had given me. The number fell between those of a beauty shop and a doctors office which stood on either side of an alleyway. The slash number of the Bach Dang address indicated one of the residential buildings which lined the neatly paved alley.

 

I found the tall and narrow house behind a black iron gate and tiled 'yard' which was just deep enough for a motorbike. Tall double doors to the living room were open and Ken and Lucy, his five month old brown and white terrier pup, emerged to let me in.

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East end of Bach Dang Street
East end of Bach Dang Street
Intersection near the market-place.
Intersection near the market-place.
Sidewalk tailor
Sidewalk tailor
Watermellons and coconuts
Watermellons and coconuts
Bach Dang
Bach Dang
Coconuts for sale
Coconuts for sale
Home delivery
Home delivery
Rickshaw cyclos
Rickshaw cyclos
Rickshaw into town
Rickshaw into town
Excellent fish at a Bach Dong eate…
Excellent fish at a Bach Dong eat…
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