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That Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh

That Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh

One of the best things about traveling is meeting locals and being introduced to places that are hardly included in travel guides. This is one of my experiences when I reunited with an old friend and former officemate named Dolly in Ho Chi Minh City. Continue reading

In Sa Pa With The Montagnards

In Sa Pa With The Montagnards

There it was right in front of me, lying on top of my disheveled rucksack: an indigo dyed hemp cloth embroidered with a pattern of zigzags and crosses. After being on the road for almost 18 hours, exhaustion hit me as I waited for my return flight to Manila. But the little piece of clothing … Continue reading

Staying in Saigon

Staying in Saigon

My cousin’s son sent me an email asking for a good place to stay in Ho Chi Minh / Saigon. Since I’ve been to Saigon twice, my experience has allowed me to stay in different places. Here’s a brief review of the hostels/hotels I’ve stayed at: a. In 2009, my friend and I stayed at … Continue reading