Breakfast Epiphanies

Forget about Tiffany’s these are our epiphanies… When travelling included-breakfasts are a big deal. Depending on their largesse they can keep you going for the day AND the heavy duty of sightseeing and walking miles not knowing where you’re going. We have come across some exceptional ones in our travels Vientiane, Laos The transcendental rice […]

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Délices d’Architecture of Saigon

After falling in love with her vivacious and beautiful Northern sister, Hanoi, we were expecting a plainer, less exciting Saigón…but she fluttered her eyelashes, lifted her petticoats – just a tad – and revealed that she was an equal beauty.

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Sigh…gone !

It was raining in Saigon as we lay in bed in our little kipsy above the knocking shop.  The Miss Mekong Pub complete with sad-eyed elderly men and dressed-to-the-nines nubile hostesses. Whilst they cheered and beered the World Cup goals we sniffled and sighed, sad to be leaving Vietnam. Here are some tokens and signs […]

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Phō Real

So long Saigon, city of love children, bustling metropolis studded with gems, shot through with flavours and sights. Even though it is supposedly one of the least charming cities in Vietnam, industrialised and allegedly not as beautiful – we loved it. We were packed and ready to head to the train station for the Nha […]

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Let Saigon be bygones

We were wandering one of the main streets of our hood after dark. The two sides are completely different. One has a wide, flat footpath, aromatic and dark to the extreme. The other is well lit, tiny, uneven, with scooters barring your progress and coffee shops everywhere. It’s always a toss up which to choose. […]

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