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
As we’re waiting to start the Year of the Snake, I seem to be living in the Year of the Frog. This adorable little tree
Christmas is coming to Saigon, where it’s hot, sunny and the only snow in sight comes out of a can… Tweet...
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
Next door to my house lies a thickly treed vacant lot of around 5,000 square meters. The land is swampy and covered with rattan, bamboo,
I got home yesterday to find our landlord prowling around our back yard with a metal detector. According to family lore, his mom, who passed
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
I was having coffee at an outdoor cafe in Saigon’s District 2 when my friend’s nine-year-old son spotted this cryptic sign, which reads “LIGHTNING PROTECTION