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Hot New Pizza Restaurant

Hot New Pizza Restaurant September 26, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
As someone who likes to share the love as much as possible, it kind of pains me to single out just one place for praise in a round up of hot new restaurants. Nevertheless (and especially as I hadn’t familiarised myself with the venue when I wrote last month’s pizza round-up) that’s just what I’m...

Some Steakhouses in Saigon

Some Steakhouses in Saigon September 18, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
Beef looms large in Saigon’s food scene.  A common preconception (I had it myself) is that fragrant herbs and subtle taste combinations dominate Vietnamese cuisine.  To a certain extent that is true, but you don’t have to look very hard to encounter a more direct approach. That is especially true...

How to Get From the Airport To the City

How to Get From the Airport To the City September 12, 2011 | Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
Getting from Ho Chi Minh’s Tan Son Nhat Airport to the business end of town – that’s District 1 to you and me folks – should be cinch. The airport is located a mere 6km from the centre of town and transportation options are myriad. The impression that some travellers form of Vietnam as a nation...

The Basics of Banh Mi

The Basics of Banh Mi September 7, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
New York subs, Italian Panini or Lebanese shawarma might have their advocates, but Vietnam can lay strong claim to be the head of the bread when it comes to sandwiches. The French colonial era may have been largely disastrous for the people of Vietnam, but the bread culture it bequeathed upon the country...

Day Trips From Ho Chi Minh City

Day Trips From Ho Chi Minh City September 3, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
ONE of the most common complaints about Saigon is that its sheer size makes it hard to escape from. Yet, while it is true that the urban sprawl of the city not to mention the poor condition of its arterial roads and the appalling driving standards on them present a significant barrier to spontaneous...
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