Category Archives: Travel

Ao Dai – The Echo of the Country – Vietnamese Show

Local veteran Vietnamese fashion designer Si Hoang has created his latest ao dai (Vietnamese long dress) show at Ao Dai Exhibition in HCMC’s District 1, and last night I had the pleasure to attend. The designer has regularly held ao … Continue reading

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Vinasun Taxi’s–the only Taxi to get in Ho Chi Minh City

Just a quick note to my followers that when in Ho Chi Ming City (Saigon) make sure you only use Vinasun Taxis.  They are easily recognizable as a predominately white taxi with red and green branding. Especially when arriving at … Continue reading

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Pudu Market – Kuala Lumpur

A trip to Pudu Market is always an adventure and a must for anyone new to or visiting Kuala Lumpur.  Chow Kit used to be our go to Market to shock visitors but with all the construction going on it … Continue reading

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Isetan The Japan Store – Kuala Lumpur

I find The Japan Store (Market and Food Court) in the basement of the new Isetan Department Store in Lot 10 a rather special place as it is my escape from the consumer driven malls and tourist traps and eateries … Continue reading

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Hobson’s in Ho Chi Minh city – Vietnam

My reason for being in Vietnam last weekend was to visit the Hobson family and my godson Frank.  They have just moved to Ho Chi Minh for 2 years and I wish them all the best on this new adventure.  … Continue reading

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Pho and Coffee – Ho Chi Minh city

We all know that the two foodie musts in Vietnam are Pho and Coffee. Pho, or Vietnamese Noodle Soup, is more from the Hanoi region but can really be enjoyed anywhere in Vietnam. For me it has to be eaten … Continue reading

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Making Rice Paper Wrappers or Banh Trang

Another highlight of last weekend in Ho Chi Minh was seeing how Rice Paper Wrapper are  made. It starts with soaked raw rice being grounded with water into a slurry and fermented for a few days. Then the Banh Trang … Continue reading

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