Flooding has long been a problem in Saigon during the summer/autumn rainy season. Where we live, in Thao Dien, District 2, the worst floods occur
I think this photo, which I recently snapped on Nguyen Trai Street, is a good representation of modern Saigon. There are a couple of stores
There’s no place like Saigon in December – cooler temperatures, lower humidity, and fresh breezes. Tweet...
Ho Chi Minh City is built on a swamp. As more and more land gets built up, the weight of construction is causing the ground
At around 7p.m. the other night, my husband and I had just pulled into the small parking lot beside Saigon’s Le Van Tam Park when
Typhoon Pakhar hit HCM City last night, felling trees and power lines all over the city. Our house was without power all night, while some
After spending an hour and 15 minutes in a traffic jam between District 2 and District 7, I was pretty cranky. To make matters worse,
rain rain 002 It’s been raining pretty much non-stop here all week. I swing between feeling like a character in Ray Bradbury’s classic short story
Another hot day here… Tweet...
I’ve been going through old photos and found this one, taken in Saigon’s nascent backpacker district in 1995 or ’96. My very first night in