Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as "Tet Trung Thu," is Vietnam's second most popular holiday, and a day to make mooncakes. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a
Looking for things to do in Dalat? This former French hill station nestled in the central highland region is about a six-hour ride from Saigon. A popular destination among locals and foreigners alike, Dalat experiences a median temperature of 60 to
What is the best Vietnamese food in my opinion? Here are my top ten picks. The recent media attention on Vietnamese gastronomy (see Bon Appetit’s “phở pas” and POTUS Barack Obama’s bún chả rendezvous with Anthony Bourdain) has skyrocketed its popularity
Vietnam is a paradise for herbivores, standing out with vegetarian-friendly cuisine in a region where meat is the most common fixture at the dinner table. Here is a vegetarian guide to Vietnamese food. Fear not. Dietary restrictions or a strict
When tourists visit Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi Tunnels are undoubtedly the most highly suggested attraction. Beyond the War Remnants Museum and The Reunification Palace, a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels affords tourists a more hands-on way
My current whereabouts for the next year or so is the hauntingly beautiful, powerfully compelling Southeast Asian country of Vietnam. My initial post-grad plans were to come to Vietnam to teach English, but the universe rerouted me to South Korea instead.
Introducing the only lunch lady in the world with a definite article attached to her name. Nguyen Thi Thanh is THE Lunch Lady of Saigon. Under the endorsement of Mark Weins, the incisive food-travel blogger behind Migrationology, Tim and I set
Looking for things to do in Ho Chi Minh City? The southern Vietnamese city, still known as Saigon, is an urban playground begging to be explored. I have come to the conclusion that the hatred tourists have for Ho Chi Minh