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Shopping in Saigon

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog, Elsewhere, Food | 0 comments

Despite living in one of SE Asia’s purported meccas of shopping its not usually one of my favourite pastimes, nor how I would usually...

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Bánh cuốn – Spring Rolls

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Blog, Elsewhere, Food, Other Places | 0 comments

  Back in the kitchen for another cooking lesson. Spring rolls or bánh cuốn.  These I think I may be able to make at home. Provided I...

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New Year Preparation – Tết

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog, Elsewhere, Food, Other Places | 0 comments

  Having just had the quietest and I must say cheapest, Festive Season ever, I am about to enter another. Vietnam, always up for a...

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Extraordinary to Extra Ordinary – Saigon

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Blog, Elsewhere, Food, Other Places | 0 comments

  Already more than twenty days into the New Year! From writing about two or three hikes a week I am shrunk to one ‘every so often’....

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Cooking Bánh Xeo

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Blog, Elsewhere, Food, Other Places | 2 comments

I am frequently asked ‘what do you like most about Ho Chi Minh’.  The answer: food and people. And in the absence of mountains my ‘social...

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High Rise Horticulture

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Blog, Elsewhere, Food, Other Places | 0 comments

Houses packed as close as Lego bricks with  little room for a blade of grass let alone a garden in parts of Ho Chi Minh.   But up on roof...

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