Vietnamese usually uses the term “đi chợ” to explain the hobby of shopping at the traditional markets, which includes finding clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, artwork products and foods and then bargaining over them. It’s the biggest difference between commercial trading centers and traditional markets leading to tragicomedy moments in some cases.Read more ›
Now in North-Western England, the place I call home, eggs are rather simple creatures.Read more ›
The Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum was established in September 1987 by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. It is housed in an impressive colonial building constructed at the turn of the century.Read more ›
The Hotel Continental is one of the most well known hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. It is on Dong Khoi Street, one of the city’s most elegant streets, next door toRead more ›
The Opera House of Ho Chi Minh City is also known as the Municipal Theatre and is a magnificent structure that adds a great deal of charm and elegance to downtown Saigon.Read more ›
The Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is located in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, just across the street from the General Post Office.
It was built by the French colonists between 1877 and 1880.
The General Post Office of Ho Chi Minh City is perhaps one of the city’s most inspiring landmarks. The impressive French style structure was designed by none other than Gustave Eiffel, the architect and creator of the famous Eiffel tower in Paris.Read more ›
Hai Ba Trung. Tran Hung Dao. Le Loi. Pham Ngu Lao. These are some of the most well-known and important streets in Ho Chi Minh City. But where did these names come from? Most streets in the city, as in every Vietnamese city and town, are named after Vietnam’s national heroes. Just who are the people behind the street names? [...]Read more ›