I used to have a little home of my own. It was a tiny slice of urban paradise in the depths of Saigon’s District 3 . I’d often lay back in my rooftop hammock and giggle at the life around the tiny 1.9 x 4 metre footprint on which I relaxed. Was my home fit for … More A Home Fit for a Saigonese King
Upon my return to Vietnam earlier this week I had a moral dilemma. It happened at Thu Thiem, a pocket of dense jungle amidst the concrete of Ho Chi Minh City. It’s a favourite place of mine and countless others but like many green spaces in the city it has recently been turned into an enormous … More Accepting Fate to do it’s Job
Perhaps the best thing about and the main reason why most expats get a kick out of living in a foreign country is the countless cultural anomalies we face daily. Getting them sometimes so very wrong and learning why and when to use the new rules can be pretty amusing – sometimes embarrassing. Apart from the … More Things not to do in Vietnam #2: “If in doubt, face your palm to the floor”
“Remember, a storm is a good opportunity for the pine and cypress to show their strength and stabilty” – Ho Chi Minh He was the peoples hero and a saviour. A man every Vietnamese loving refers to as “Uncle Ho”. He loved his homeland so much he literally dedicated his life to lead the people … More Ho Chi Minh – a Modern Day Communist God
Im going to introduce you to a drink that has got to be in the running for most delicious drink on the planet and as 100% pure as you can get. This is a thirst quencher to absolutely smash every wanna-be thirst quencher out there. Forget water, throw away the lemonade, you can keep your … More Nước Mía – sugarcane juice – a drink like no other
The humble Hot Vit Lon is definitely not a snack for the faint hearted – in saying that it is actually much more delicious than it initially seems. In a country renowned for it’s street food, it often gets overlooked. I admit, it sounds disgusting – a half formed duck fetus boiled inside its unhatched egg … More Hột vịt lộn – an egg for the true carnivore!