Food File: A Chow Down with Historic Links

The bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City’s, like those of big cities everywhere, draws people from around the country. They come seeking fame and fortune. But mostly fortune..

6 days ago

Hey, So We Are Alive

The baby is almost eight weeks old and we’ve been back in Vietnam for four weeks. So why no updates? Well, the baby, who began life as a sleeping.

2 weeks ago

It’s A Boy!

The wait is finally over, the baby is here! He arrived 10 minutes into the Year of the Horse, 31 (mostly boring) hours after being induced. He was born.

2 months ago

The Cross-Cultural Name Game

With less than three weeks before the baby’s due date, we still haven’t settled on a name. And that’s with names from two languages to choose from. The deal.

3 months ago

Reflections On Australia After 6 Years Away

Australia is a beautiful country, full of fabulous scenery, amazing animals and friendly people. I always knew this, even while I yearned to explore the rest of the world.

3 months ago

The Su Su Story

Cross-legged on a flat cushion on the floor of a hidden-away Sapa restaurant, Darling Man asked me if I’d like to try a special vegetable from northern Vietnam. It.

4 months ago

Food File: Surprise Herbal Chicken Soup

A few months ago, when morning sickness was making me feel wretched, mainly in the afternoons and evenings, Darling Man decided to treat me to “medicine food” in the.

5 months ago

Winning the Lottery in Vietnam

Lottery sellers are everywhere in Vietnam, wandering the streets trying to offload “lucky tickets” in exchange for a few cents of profit. Most ticket sellers aren’t able to work.

5 months ago