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August 2018 Blogs

Pho Beef Soup Exploration of Ho Chi Minh City food

Pho Beef Soup Exploration of Ho Chi Minh City

(Aug 7-27, 2018) What started out modestly in the north of Vietnam has now become a global noodle soup icon - Pho. Different parts of Vietnam serve Pho differently. Here in HCMC, I go on a quest in search of the best Pho....more »»

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 »»

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