Travelfish correspondent Angela Schonberg
Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Angela, the daughter of a fisherman and an astronomer, grew up on a nice stretch of land just north of Seattle, Washington.
A well-mannered young woman, she excels at being on time and bartering. When she isn’t trying to solve the Millennium Prize Problems, she’s tweeting at @AngelaSchonberg and sharing her traveling adventures on the Internet.
Posts by Angela Schonberg:
Here it is, the answer you have all been waiting for to easily the most asked question I receive living here in Vietnam: ‘Is it possible to access Facebook in Vietnam?’ The answer, in short, is ‘Yes!’ Although it will take a few more steps, on your part, to make your photo/status updating dreams come … read the full post
Every day in Saigon around four million motorbikes hit the street, and for every bike you also get an extremely hot exhaust pipe. Whether walking by a parked bike on the footpath or riding on the back, even the most careful traveller may bump into one of these accidents waiting to happen. The first motorbike … read the full post
Cold drinks seem to always taste better in hot places, and HCMC is no exception. From iced beer to coffee, the streets here offer a huge variety of cold drinks to choose from. My favourite cold, roadside drink in Saigon is the smoothie. Smoothie stands usually offer a wide variety of fruits, from standard strawberry … read the full post
Taxis in Saigon are easy to find and cheap to ride, but they can be a trap for the unknowing tourist. Here are a few tricks of the trade for you to know about the Saigon taxi business. Choosing the right taxi company is very important and will save you money. I stick to Vinasun … read the full post
When I am in need of a ride, the quickest, and my favourite, way to get around Saigon is by using one of the many motorbike taxis, or xe oms. Drivers can be found on nearly every Saigon street corner sitting, or laying, on their bike. Catching a xe om, especially during rush hour, will save … read the full post