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Pho Real

  I’m not sure when exactly it became cool to eat pho — the iconic Vietnamese dish of thin rice noodles in beef (Pho Bo) or chicken (Pho Ga) broth perfumed with spices. Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to walk down the street without running into a pho restaurant with a bad pun in its name. What […]

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Live long and prosper

  Like any major city, there are plenty of cars, trucks, bikes and buses on the road in Ho Chi Minh City (equally referred to as Saigon). Now add to that a gazillion motor scooters with one, two, three and even FIVE passengers (some carrying parcels, refrigerators or babies) zipping in and out of the […]

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You see traffic. I see gaps in the road.

Saigon is probably more famous for its motorbike traffic than for any monument or building. Apparently there are six million bikes in the city, which at peak hour might feel like an underestimate. There is a metro being built here which will be a welcome relief. Until then Ho Chi Minh City swims in a sea […]

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