My son, who is five, asked where I’d bought a bottle of nail polish. “In a shop across the street from Ben Thanh Market,” I
For me, nothing says summer in Saigon like flamboyant trees in bloom. Tweet...
Last summer, our part of Thao Dien in District 2 Ho Chi Minh City had no power from eight a.m. to five p.m. every Wednesday.
Today, the Thanh Nien news had a bizarre story about an 11-year-old girl in Ho Chi Minh City who can cause stuff to spontaneously catch
I found a bunch of wonderful old photos of Saigon on Vietnamnet. My favorites include one of Miss Saigon 1925 lounging on a sofa and
I took this photo a few weeks back from one of the upper floors of the Legend Hotel. It shows Saigon’s downtown harbour looking towards
This wonderful image of Saigon’s harbor and District 1 was drawn by a French marine captain by the name of Favre in 1881. Tweet...
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
An army of jet-lagged roosters seems to have moved in next door. These misguided birds don’t just crow at dawn but all day long. I
At the back of the Ho Chi Minh City International School parking lot, the bike-watch guard is raising a pig. When it first appeared, a