This wonderful plant illustration is from an 1839 volume titled Flore Forestiere de la Cochinchine, Vol. 2 (Forest Flora of Cochinchine Vol. 2) The
For years, I’ve been brewing ginger tea in the belief that it’s good for me. A recent article in Tuoi Tre newspaper has me thinking
This fascinating print depicts French troops arriving in Halong Bay, in northern Vietnam, in 1884. I wonder by whom and for whom it was
The kids and I were swimming by An Bang fishing village near Hoi An, when I looked up and realized my bag had been stolen.
For many years, I’ve been working away on a novel partially set in Vietnam’s Central Highlands during the 1930s. Since this is an era I
We have rented a shack in An Bang Fishing Village, a few kilometers from Hoi An in Central Vietnam. Just an empty field lies
Rough week? Once in a while, we all deserve a vacation at the Phuc Dat Hotel… Tweet...
Today is the Cold Foods Festival in Vietnam, or Tet Han Thuc. The festival started in China, where it is associated with a legend that
This wonderful map of Indochina was made by someone named Lucien Boucher of Paris during French colonial times. Unfortunately, I cannot find a date. I
While our mango tree has only one fruit, look how spectacular it is! Tweet...