Tag archive for "Ho Chi Minh City"


Featured, Vietnam

Pho Lessons

15 Comments 09 February 2012

Before I left Vietnam I had a goal – I wanted to learn how to make Pho. I had eaten it a few times a week for a year while living in Ho Chi Minh City, and I never tired of it. The thought of eating boiling hot soup in humid 90 degrees somehow appealed [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Feast On The Table

10 Comments 24 November 2010

It’s Thanksgiving and that means Americans all over the world are giving thanks and stuffing their faces with turkey.  Every time Thanksgiving rolls around, I fondly reminisce about the time I was in Sydney Australia for Thanksgiving and was treated to an amazing turkey and stuffing feast.  Plus the strange and inexplicable dinner entertainment of [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Travel Advice, Vietnam

What to expect in a Vietnamese Restaurant

31 Comments 16 June 2010

Going out to eat at a restaurant is easy, right? …not always. Often when you find yourself in other countries, even though there’s a waiter, a table, you are putting food in your mouth, and there’s a bill – there are many things that can be vastly different. As I lived in Vietnam there were [...]

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Photo of the Week, Vietnam

Photo of the Week – Vietnam

6 Comments 28 May 2010

Hard Hat – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam While on a cyclo ride in HCMC, I encountered this guy hanging out of a little motorized tuk tuk in HCMC.  I found his choice of helmet funny – a throw back from the war.  Granted, sometimes I felt like driving in Saigon was similar to going [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Fruity Vietnam

15 Comments 10 November 2009

I’m a fruit person…I love it, I crave it, I must have it!  One great thing about living in the sweltering Vietnam climate is that the fruit is great all year around!  I would walk through the markets and my eyes would pop seeing so many different kinds of colorful fruit!  Vendors walked the streets [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Photo of the Week, Vietnam, Vietnam Photography

Electrical Wiring Maze – Vietnam

11 Comments 29 October 2009

Every person who comes to Vietnam is either mesmerized or scared to death.  First they notice the traffic and motorbike culture; appearing as chaos.  However the second thing they notice is the mangled electrical wiring above their head; which leads to the question – how do they fix a wiring problem if something goes wrong?! [...]

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Expat Experiences, Ho Chi Minh City, Inside My Head, Travel Advice, Vietnam

Vietnam Learnings

21 Comments 19 October 2009

I love to reflect upon my time in a place, so it’s fitting that after a year I’ve sat down and actually thought about what I’ve learned about Vietnam, Asia, and myself.  I realize that a year in Vietnam has taught me a many valuable lessons; things I will take with me for the rest of [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Coming Full Circle

10 Comments 13 October 2009

I spent the weekend going back to square one; back to where I started my life in Ho Chi Minh City. Let me back up a bit; I’ve been living out in a ‘suburb’ district for the last 6 months. Even though I have to come into the ‘city center’ (District 1) a few days [...]

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