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Luala Cafe in Hanoi

Wasn’t impressed by the food in Hanoi after being blown away by what we had eaten in Ho Chi Minh, but Luala was where we had one of our better meals. The drip coffee was much stronger the way I … Continue reading

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Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole

The highlight of the trip to Hanoi was the stay at the elegant Sofitel Metropole and besides the fact that it was beautiful with great service was the fact that it has so much historical significance. Recently a bomb shelter … Continue reading

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Preferred Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

I travelled to Hanoi recently, but have hesitated to write about the trip in fears of seeming horribly ungrateful. We should never be ungrateful when it comes to travel and every new cultural experience expands our horizons. The thing is, … Continue reading

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Trung Nguyen: Vietnamese Iced Coffee at Liang Court

Almost as good as the iced coffee I had in Ho Chi Minh City. The difference is quite subtle, but I thought that coffee in Vietnam was stronger somehow. But that was a different brand – Highlands Coffee. It’s good … Continue reading

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Liang Court (Little Japan in Singapore, plus a slice of Vietnam)

I am drawn to Liang Court because of the number of authentic Japanese outlets here. I was immediately captivated by the new Starhub Sumo ad plastered at the travelator. Just love places in Singapore that are empty and spacious.  And … Continue reading

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Shopping in Vietnam: A List of 11 Things

I am not much of a shopaholic, but most of my family members are, so this is a list of things you can get in Vietnam. To me the best souvenirs are my photos and memories. I would be devastated … Continue reading

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11 Memories of Vibrant Vietnam

These are the images I think capture what I think is charmingly unique about Ho Chi Minh City. 1. The colourful balloons on a stick, for Tet 2. Fashionable Teenaged Girls 3. Carefree Children who could play just anywhere. 4. … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh City Reminded me of Paris: French Colonial Architecture

There is definitely a French influence in Ho Chi Minh City that extends beyond their architecture. You can see it in their baugettes. And even Pho is said to have combined Chinese and French influence.  There are many shops selling … Continue reading

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Did I Eat Crocodile in Vietnam?

Saw Crocodile Luc Lac at the lounge during the dinner buffet at the Sheraton Saigon. Luc Lac means to cook the small pieces of meat while tossing it in a wok or skillet. Well I didn’t dare touch it first … Continue reading

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My 3 Embarrassing Travel Confessions

This post is going to make me sound so utterly superficial and spoilt, but here goes.  I feel a bit embarrassed by this, but I have 3 confessions to make about travel: 1. One thing is, I am unable to … Continue reading

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