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Vietnam : The hidden jewel of Southeast Asia

What do you expect of a country invaded by Chinese, French, Japanese and American, repeatedly? Reasonable history and abundant beauty, may be.

A country of contrasts, Vietnam is a jewel of South East Asia waiting to be discovered. 1,374 more words

Travel And Musings

Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formally Saigon, is the biggest city in Vietnam and currently sits at number one on our list of favourite Asian cities. 777 more words

Ho Chi Minh City, the Pearl of the Far East

The Pearl of the Far East.  I like that nickname… It’s very fitting. I can’t say that Ho Chi Minh City is a hidden gem, seeing as it is the largest city in Vietnam, it was only hidden from me for the longest time.   860 more words


Island Life: Cambodia Style

There are a few reasons why I decided to move to Vietnam. Having the opportunity to travel to all of these surroundings countries throughout Southeast Asia, some of which are still developing and have regions that haven’t  been touched yet. 1,591 more words


Karate Kid Hank

It has been an exciting time for us recently with Henry passing his white belt in Karate and being awarded the yellow belt. It has been a long year with many hours spent on my behalf on a small plastic chair…watching and encouraging. 183 more words

Top Asian Cities #9: Ho Chi Minh City

Population: 7.4 million

Biggest Attractions: Cu Chi Tunnel, War Remenants Museum, Reunification Palace

Cuisine: com tam, pho, banh mi, bun thit nuong, Vietnamese coffee

Whilst Hanoi may be Vietnam’s political capital, HCMC is clearly the financial capital, boasting a larger population and more multinational businesses. 157 more words