TheLoneRider
a nomad in search of...
I'm in  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Pho anyone? Email me. -- TheLoneRider





Where is the Best Banh Canh Cua in HCMC? food
Where is the Best Banh Canh Cua in HCMC?
(Aug 7-27, 2018) Coming Soon!

In Search of the best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City food

In Search of the best Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City

(Aug 7-27, 2018) Vietnam is known for many things and one of them is food. Here at Ho Chi Minh City, I explore its foodscape - from street food, to home food and resto food. First I explore the more popular types, some of them have become international best-sellers....more »»

Peoplescape of Ho Chi Minh City people

Peoplescape of Ho Chi Minh City

(Aug 7-27, 2018) I'd been to HCMC a few times and it's good to be reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. The people-adventure continues to paint a vibrant kaleidoscope of interesting lives drifting into my orbit.....more »»

Rediscovering Ho Chi Minh City traveling

Rediscovering Ho Chi Minh City

(Aug 7, 2018) After Thailand, I didn't really know where to go. But the $60 budget fare with VietJet made it academic for me. Besides, I love Ho Chi Minh City and I have a few friends I'd like to see again. Upon landing, the energy felt right. I knew it was a good start.....more »»

Mike Chong people

Mike Chong

(Aug 8, 2018) There are people who will kill you with kindness. But you don't meet these kinds of people everyday. Indeed, they happen once in a blue moon. I am lucky to have come across one - Mike Chong...more »»

Kneaded and Pampered at Zira Spa traveling

Kneaded and Pampered at Zira Spa

(Aug 4, 2018) A few days ago, I feigned an excuse to a B150 foot massage with some friends to conserve my cash. But I wanted a Thai massage in Thailand! My white knight (my universe!) comes to the rescue and gives me (and Mike) a luxurious B2,400 spa package at Chiang Mai's most prestigious spa resort - Zira Spa....more »»

Yoga In The Park - Chiang Mai yoga

Yoga In The Park - Chiang Mai

(July 31, 2018) Yoga In The Park - Chiang Mai is a daily gathering of yogis in Chiang Mai where resident/traveling yoga teachers take turns in teaching free yoga classes to anyone who wishes to join. Great way to meet the yogi community here in Chiang Mai....more »»

Yoga with Adam at Hidden House Yoga, Chiang Mai yoga

Yoga with Adam at Hidden House Yoga, Chiang Mai

(July 29, 2018) Hidden House Yoga was the new kid on the block in Chiang Mai after having opened just a year ago. Adam conducted an Evening Yoga Flow that was challenging and well articulated with a slow enough cadence to sink into the pose.....more »»

2 Weeks in Chiang Mai traveling

2 Weeks in Chiang Mai

(July 25 - Aug 7, 2018) When I landed in Bangkok, I thought I would spend my entire 30 days there. As a general rule, I do a 30-day mini-life in any destination before I move on. But Mike offered his hotel in Chiang Mai for 2 weeks. On top of that, I couldn't find an extension in Bangkok beyond my 15 days. The die was cast for Chiang Mai. Why? Only one way to find out.....more »»

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