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HCMC: last stop in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) was my last destination in Vietnam. To get there, I booked a daytime bus through Wolfpack Hostel, my accommodation in Dalat. 1,210 more words


Cherries on delivery in Vietnam

It’s not even Christmas and I just had cherries delivered to my door in June. . 1kg of cherries delivered only VND600,000 (US$26) and they are fresh and sweet, just the way I like it! 110 more words


Markets in HCMC

I am amazed by the markets in HCMC.

If you Google “markets” about 10 show up. The problem with Google or any trip app for that matter is that they do well with the stuff on the bean path, but once off that path, fuhgeddaboudit. 249 more words


The Pink Church in Ho Chi Minh: Nhà Thờ Tân Định

The last night of this trip, I got back to Ho Chi Minh from Hanoi by myself (my friends were traveling for a few more days). 340 more words


Vegetarian Foods I Found in Vietnam

I’m a vegetarian. But when I go out or dine with non-vegetarian friends or families, I can be a flexitarian. Fortunately, Vietnam is much more vegetarian-friendly than I thought and they are experts at cooking veggies. 470 more words


Eat like a local in SAIGON

This is how we do it – mingle with the locals and eat what they eat…….. 425 more words


Little Tokyo: A nocturnal crawl through Saigon's Japanese ghetto (photo essay)

words and photos by Simon Stanley

Having first arrived in the early 1990s, the Japanese community in Ho Chi Minh City today is one of the largest and longest-standing expat groups, giving way to an entire neighbourhood of sushi joints, whisky bars, closed-door massage parlours and sex-starved salarymen. 247 more words

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