SHUTTLE BUSES FROM TAN SON NHAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

You will need your smart phone along with you during your travel in Saigon. There are mazes of alleys and narrow streets here, so you’ll need the help from it to navigate.

There are buses, Saigon River Buses, bikers (xe om), taxis.

 

SHUTTLE BUSES FROM TAN SON NHAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Yellow shuttle bus No. 109

Airport – City Center:  International Terminal – Domestic Terminal (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) – Truong Son (Tan Binh District)  – Tran Quoc Hoan (Tan Binh District)  – Hoang Van Thu (Phu Nhuan District) – Nguyen Van Troi (Phu Nhuan District)  – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia (D3) – Ham Nghi (D1) – Le Lai (D1) – Ben Thanh Bus Station (D1) – Pham Ngu Lao (D1)  – 23/9 Park (D1).

 

City Center – Airport: 23/9 Park (D1) – Le Lai (D1) – Quach Thi Trang Roundabout (D1) – Pham Ngu Lao (D1) – Yersin (D1) – Tran Hung Dao (D1) – Ben Thanh Bus Station (D1) – Le Loi (D1) – Pasteur (D1) – Vo Thi Sau (D1&3)  – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia (D1&3)  – Nguyen Van Troi (Phu Nhuan District) – Phan Dinh Giot (Tan Binh District) – Truong Son (Tan Binh District) – International Terminal.

 

Fee: 20,000 VNĐ/way.

 

Yellow shuttle bus No. 49

 

Location

Address

Stop(s)

Park Royal Hotel

307D Nguyen Van Troi, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District

 

Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon

253 Nguyen Van Troi, Ward 10. Phu Nhuan District

 

Cosmopolitan Hotel

191 Nam Ky Khoi Nghi, Ward 7, District 3

 

Notre Dame Cathedral

01 Công Xã Paris, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

 

Saigon Opera House

No. 7 Cong truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Bus stop in front of Vincom Center

Sheraton Hotel

117-119 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

 

Majestic Hotel

22-24 Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Bus stop

Ben Thanh Bus Station

Ben Thanh Market, District 1

Ben Thanh Bus Station

Pham Ngu Lao Street

Pham Ngu Lao Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

3 bus stops on Pham Ngu Lao Street

Le Lai Street

Le Lai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

2 bus stops on Le Lai Street

Nguyen Thi Nghia Street

Nguyen Thi Nghia Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

Bus stop, 32 Nguyen Thi Nghia

Cach Mang Thang 8 Street (CMT8)

Cach mang Thang 8 Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

14 CMT8, 42 CMT8, 108 CMT8

Vissai Saigon Hotel

144 Nguyen Van Troi, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District

 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation in Vietnam

 

Vietnam is always developing day by day, so along the streets are streets full of vehicles and vehicles. Some vehicles will be waiting for you to cross the road, you make sure you get up and try to go right away. Instant. In order to attract the discerning travelers, here – Ho Chi Minh City in terms of transportation, is also diversified to meet the needs of each person. Some common types are as follows

 

1.Motorbikes 

Motorbikes are the most popular means of transportation for people in Vietnam. Moreover, even when traveling to a new land, motorbikes are a popular vehicle to hire

Convenience of Motorbikes

 Motorbikes are cheap; the rental period is extended, go anywhere.

The most important is the convenience and high flexibility so that many travelers choose for themselves a conventional vehicle is a motorbike.

 

2.Taxi

Like other tourist cities, the system of taxi firms in Ho Chi Minh City is very diverse. Although traveling by taxi is quite expensive, if traveling in large groups (from 4 to 7 people), taxis will be a reasonable choice for travelers. You will have a driver for yourself, no need to sleepy to drive. Moreover, it will be suitable for those who do not have a license or drunkenness.

 

3. Cyclo

 They have a long tradition in Vietnam, the tourist just waving and paying the price can make the trip without having to go through complicated procedures. 

 

4. Bus 

The bus is a reasonable choice for young people or families who want to explore many places in the city center with the most economical cost possible. However, you need to be healthy enough to go to every place on the long way!

 

Because Vietnam is a developing country, the transportation system still faces many difficulties during traffic hours.

Rush hour: From Monday – Saturday including time frames: From 09h30 – 11h30, 17h00 – 20h00; Sunday: there is no rush hour

 

 

LOW BUDGET TRAVELLING IN VIET NAM

To food or any nature lover, Vietnam hands down should be on the top of your travel bucket list. Epic adventures, unique experiences, mouth-watering meals, and friendly people who are some things that Vietnam can offer to tourists. However, more importantly, to those who wish to travel on a low budget, Vietnam is a dream come true for you – provided that you need to understand how things operate in your soon new temporary home. In this article, we can show:
– How to eat like a local
– How to move around in the city like a local
All for only under 20$/day.

 


ACCOMMODATION
These days, you can roll into most towns and find a place to match your budget easily. However, to save money, we recommend you book in advance and keep an eye out for deals. Some areas will assume you are out of options if you show up at their doors and give you their highest price because they know you are in need.
The cheapest options will be shared room with bunk beds (called dorm), which can be quite a make or break an experience for you because either meet entertaining new friends that you can make, or you will end up with drunks that have zero consideration for you or your schedule. If you are those who still prioritize comfort over price, you should even consider the hotel as an option for accommodation. Here in Vietnam, hotels are also cheaper than you would pay for a hostel in wealthier countries. Tips to look for a cheap hotel is to look a bit far from the center of the city/ the main touristy areas; I recommend trying D5 or D4 since they are not too now from the center (D1).

TRANSPORTATION
Many travelers opt to explore Vietnam by motorcycle, which is the most common way to get around due to its convenience. You can look online or ask the hostel where you are staying to rent som good condition motorbikes for under 15$/day, they can offer you fully-automatic bikes, since it is more accessible to those who never ride a motorcycle, but keep in mind that these do not handle distances well, and repairs can easily cost more.
The roads are reasonably well-maintained, but surprises can lay in the middle of the way in the form of potholes and waiting to ruin your day. Get a good helmet (this is obligatory in Vietnam) and have travel insurance. Accidents happen.
Another way you can get around is by bus. Traffic in Vietnam is not for the faint of heart; it can get quite chaotic during the rush hours (from 4 in the afternoon till around 7 pm). Buses in the city are very affordable. If you wish to travel outside the city area, give coaches a chance to show you that it can offer you just as good an experience as traveling by plane or trains. Buses will cost a little more than trains, but using the train can take up from 1 to 2 days to go; meanwhile, with coaches, the time will be less by half. Companies offer air-conditioned routes between pretty well all the significant backpacker stops, and since locals use these same buses, the prices are very reasonable, and you do not have to worry about price inflation because they are all listed price.

FOOD
Depends on your discipline, you can save a lot of money on this part. In Vietnam, you can easily spot and be tempted by Indian, Italian, French, Thai, and American cuisines, among others. So it is straightforward to give in and stick to those genres that you already know so well. However, be careful, since this can send your budget into a reckless tailspin that you will hardly recover. Unlike authentic Vietnamese food, foreign cuisines here tend to cost a lot more.
However, if your mission here in Vietnam is to discover all the local food, you should be able to find meals for less than a dollar. Of course, you cannot come to Vietnam and miss out on the holy dish of this country – Pho, but let us remind you about other amazing recipes as well. They are just as delicious, and yes, just as cheap!
Try to avoid eating in your hostel or hotel (unless they are free, of course) because these places tend to inflate the price of the dishes. Try walking out onto the street; it will not be hard to find signs for food like Pho, Noodle, or Banh mi Do not worry if you cannot speak some Vietnamese, the menu has photos typically in it so you can point at whichever dish you want. Plus, English is now taught widely in schools, so many locals, especially teenagers, can speak enough English to offer you, assistant. For the cheapest dishes, look for food carts.

SHOPPING
Shopping can be a tricky task if you are not careful. To avoid being overcharged, try sticking to convenience stores for daily items like toiletries or food. For souvenir related, bargain and bargain hard. Walk away if you must. Because only then can you discover the right price of the item. Keep in mind about the Foreigner Tax, aka the adjusted rate the locals will try to offer you. Do not get them wrong; it is not like they are trying to rip you off or something; it is just a part of their selling art. People here, they know what you’d pay for similar items in your home country and therefore will give you a price that makes you think you’re getting a deal, but…they are the ones who are getting the sale. You are not. Another tip is to hide your excitement over some specific items. Show no interest at all. Because when you show your actual interest, that is when they dig their heels.

CURRENCY TRAVEL TIPS

1. Plan in advance for revenues and expenditures

You wouldn’t want to carry total cash with you, both inconvenient and dangerous, because you will become a target for pickpockets. Revenue and expenditure planning help you estimate the amount of money you carry and use. For example, plan where you will go, how much money you need, expenses for transportation, food, souvenirs, costs incurred. A small note is to change. Payment in city centers (Saigon, Hai Phong,) is more beneficial than in rural areas or small towns.

2. Contact the bank, check account

Before your trip, contact your bank to make sure your account has international payment capability and what the balance is, which will not be redundant. Many people who used to feel secure with their credit card then have trouble going abroad because their credit card locked for many unexpected reasons.

3. Change money and credit card

There are three basic ways to exchange money: exchange cash at a bank before your trip; Use the airport exchange service and use a credit card. Accordingly, your payment will be deducted directly when buying. However, international visitors can save up to 15% by using a credit card.

Some reliable exchange of money in Ho Chi Minh City

• Address of currency exchange Minh Thu

Although established not so long ago, Minh Thu has always been a trusted address. Here you can easily exchange many different currencies such as USD, Euro, Thai Bath, British Pound, Indoor Japanese Yen …

Compared to other places, the price in Minh Thu is usually a bit lower because this is a state-owned foreign exchange point facility. You can assure without having to worry. Will be fined for money “underground.”

Address: 21 Nguyễn Thái Bình, District 1, Ho Chi Minh

• Kim Mai Gold Shop

The advantage of exchanging money in Kim Mai is that it often has a higher price than other places, so many people regularly visit. In particular, in Kim Mai gold shop can also exchange money in large quantities, but here only exchange significant currencies such as USD, Euro, also, here exchange Thai currency.

Address: 84 Cống Quỳnh, District 1, Hồ Chí Minh

• Saigon Jewelry Center

The exchange rate here is quite stable, but if you want to exchange money in large quantities or rare currencies, you must contact first.

Address: 40-42 Phan Bội Châu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh

• Kim Chau Gold Shop

Exchange money here, you will not need to carry out many procedures, but they only exchange USD money. However, here often gives you the best rate, so many people prefer this place.

Address: 784 Điện Biên Phủ, ward 10, Quận 10, Hồ Chí Minh

• Kim Hung Foreign Currency Exchange

This is an address for people who want to exchange Japanese money. But this place is still operating in the form of “underground” so you should be careful.

Address: 209 Pham Van Hai, Binh Chanh, Ho Chi Minh.

If you still do not feel secure or can not find the address of the above locations, you can directly go to the bank to exchange money. You should rethink about exchange money at subway stations, airports because the fee you incur will be higher, of course, there are exceptions, though not many.

4. Current types of currency in Vietnam

The money denominations circulate domestically:

Polymer money

– 500,000 VND 

– 200,000 VND 

– 100,000 VND 

– 50,000 VND

– 20,000 VND 

– 10,000 VND 

Paper money

– 5,000 VND 

– 2000 VND

– 1000 VND 

– 500 VND 

Currency:

Regardless of the country you travel to, the US dollar has a specific effect. Many states accept this currency for trading, so you should bring US dollars with you, but you should also understand the foreign currency conversion before trading.

The exchange rate can be checked via link https://www.customs.gov.vn/Lists/ExchangeRate/Default.aspx

 

5. Divide the money into several parts

You should divide the savings for the trip into two parts; one converted into cash, take with you, the rest transferred to the cards that can withdraw some money when abroad. This ensures you do not have to carry too much money, natural danger, and have the necessary preparation plan in unexpected situations.

Besides, you should also bring a credit card (Visa or Mastercard credit) with a relatively stable limit for peace of mind to always have plenty of money on transactions during the trip.

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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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Existence in this spot

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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Existence in this spot

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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Existence in this spot

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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Existence in this spot

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.

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Existence in this spot

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me.