Aug 15 2011

Saigon street food: Banh trang nuong

Something that I particularly love about Saigon is the fact it is a very walkable city.  As you meander through town on your tour of the various sites you may work up an appetite, but you don’t always want to stop for a proper meal. If you’re looking for quick food on the go, stop … read the full post

Aug 12 2011

Phong Nha farmstay

Published by under Dong Hoi

An overview of Phong Nha Farmstay in rural North Central Vietnam

Aug 10 2011

YKC spa & hair salon

Published by under Spas & massage

Saigon boasts several salons throughout the city, offering a wide range of services, prices, and quality. My favourite, only a 10-minute taxi or xe om ride away from the heart of downtown on the busy street of Dien Bien Phu, is YKC in District 3. I go here for all my hair, nail, and facial … read the full post

Aug 09 2011

Dentists and dental care in Hanoi

Published by under Health & safety

Whether you’re struck with toothache or looking for some cheap repair or enhancement work, Hanoi has its fair share of dental clinics willing to help. Firstly, what’s available? From a cosmetic point of view, teeth whitening is popular and is certainly much cheaper than in Western countries. The problem with teeth whitening is that you … read the full post

Aug 08 2011

Saigon street food: Banh bao

When I first arrived in Ho Chi Minh City the many varieties of street food fascinated me, but none more so than banh bao, which to me looked more like big Chinese dumplings than something Vietnamese. Banh bao, not to be confused with the also popular banh mi, actually do have Chinese roots, being introduced to … read the full post

Aug 04 2011

Delicious Vietnamese at AZenh

Published by under Food

A new restaurant in Hanoi that’s serving up delicious, good value Vietnamese food

Aug 04 2011

Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden

Established in 1864, making it one of the oldest zoos in world, the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the best and largest recreational areas in Saigon. Known as Thao Cam Vien locally, it is home to more than 500 animals of more than 100 species and more than 1,800 trees and plants … read the full post

Aug 02 2011

Renting in Hanoi: Types of housing and prices

Published by under Living in Hanoi

Types of accommodation available in Hanoi along with estate agent recommendations

Aug 02 2011

Saigon’s Cuc Gach Quan restaurant

Published by under Food

Hidden down a Saigon back road in a part of District 1 that is more District 3, especially if you’re in Pham Ngu Lao, resides one of the more popular Vietnamese restaurants in the city. Cuc Gach Quan, located at 10 Dang Tat in an easy-to-miss building, is developing a great reputation for serving delicious … read the full post

Jul 28 2011

Renting in Hanoi: Location

Published by under Living in Hanoi

An introduction to the districts in Hanoi that you might want to explore if deciding to live here

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