Summer School Series: Ho Chi Minh City’s Independence Palace

School’s out in Ho Chi Minh City! That means my writing projects are on hold for the next two months. Instead of paid work, I’m going to be dragging.

2 days ago

The Ultimate Easy Rider Central Highlands Road Trip

There’s something about the open road and motorbikes. And there’s a little bit more something about motorbike touring in Vietnam’s lush and exotic Central Highlands. The Central Highlands encompasses.

2 months ago

Sunshine Coast Surprise Visit

As my sister’s due date came and went, my urge to go home intensified. She’d been pregnant for 17 years or so and I’d seen photos of her bump,.

2 months ago

Asia’s Tastiest Dumpling At Quan Ca Can

Meet Asia’s tastiest dumpling… It’s a hefty package of meat and quail eggs encased in a fluffy flour casing, a bundle that’s known in Vietnam as banh bao. This.

3 months ago

Super-Foodie Weekend In Singapore With Chowzter

Have you ever had so much good food that you just wanted to stop time right there? We just had one of those weekends in Singapore as part of.

4 months ago

Ta Lai Longhouse at Cat Tien National Park

We have officially found a new bolt-hole when Ho Chi Minh City gets too much. Our new holiday hot spot is just 3.5 hours and a million miles away.

4 months ago

Food File: Bun Thang (AKA Getting It On With Beetle Sperm)

I was a long way down the Google rabbit hole when I first saw it: “essence of giant water beetle”. Mentioned as an ingredient in certain dishes from Vietnam’s.

4 months ago

Cu Chi Tunnels By Public Bus

The Cu Chi Tunnels, a dark and claustrophobic 250km underground network that helped the Southern Vietnamese hide from the Americans during the last war in Vietnam, is a site.

5 months ago