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Vietnam – the land of Pho & coffee

I’m not sure when I fell in love with Vietnamese cuisine. The first time I had Pho, I thought it was truly unspectacular. A few weeks in Indonesia and visiting some local Vietnamese restaurants I had learned to dress it up with fresh herbs, bean sprouts, sauces and lime. 1,272 more words

Travel

Arriving in Saigon's District 1

As we had been in Saigon (aka HCMC) in 2003 I expected the city to be somewhat familiar – but there was nothing about it that jogged any memories.

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Vietnam

Bún chả

My girlfriend Jazz works in district one, for a large apparel company. While i’m enjoying the leafy greens of D2 she brings home the bacon, sometimes literally! 251 more words

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Bikes

So…Bikes.

You can hardly talk about Saigon without talking about motorbikes. An obvious choice for a country renowned for it’s use of the bicycle but just the sheer number in Saigon is astounding.They’re everywhere! 150 more words

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SIX MONTHS LATER: JUDO FLIPPING THE BIORHYTHM

It’s strange coming back to a former life, especially when the transition is seamless.

I found myself waking up and letting my muscles walk me through the memory lane of how I used to spend my time living in District 7 of HCMC. 533 more words

Life

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Day 2

So here comes the second day which was a really full-on day! I was out and about walking for 12 hours today! Yes I walked the whole day and only… 1,287 more words