Green coffee shops in Saigon

In the heart of bustling Ho Chi Minh City are quite a few tree-covered cafes.

View of Tam Coc from atop Mua Cave

From a perch on Mua Cave tourists can get a panoramic view of Tam Coc (Three…

A night in a Vietnamese lowest-class train

This article is about my experience after a night in a Vietnamese lowest-class train. On a…

Things to do for your family and kids in Vietnam

The question how you and your family can spend time together will probably come up first…

Hoan Kiem district pilots replacing cyclos with electric cars

The Hanoi People’s Committee agreed to replicate the model of electric car tours in the Hoan…

Learning to live in Hanoi, Vietnam

As I lay eyes for the very first time on this city which I came to…

Putting an end to the Madness

OK. It kind of goes without saying that this is a difficult post to write. After…

Arup Sudi

The Vietnamese call it Arup Sudi. At least, that’s how it sounds, no idea how they…

Earn a living in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a “large market” for labourers to earn a living. Hanoi’s Old Quarter…

East meets West over breakfast

Among the classy restaurants, cafes and speciality supermarkets of downtown HCM City’s Le Thanh Ton Street…

My first Đêm Giao Thừa in Vietnam Tet

The Lunar New Year (Tết) holiday can be a reality check for longer term foreign residents…

Street vendors unsettle foreign visitors in Saigon

Blocking their way, holding back, clinging to purchase goods everywhere are the problems of foreign visitors…