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3 Tips To Haggling Prices In Vietnam
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3 Tips To Haggling Prices In Vietnam

One of the biggest adjustments I had to make when I moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after college was the idea that it is perfectly acceptable, expected even, to argue with a merchant […]

8 Coffee Shops In Saigon You Need To Try
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8 Coffee Shops In Saigon You Need To Try

Travelers who’ve downed a cup of joe in Southeast Asia know that the stuff’s good — really good — but not like what you’re used to at home. Given the coffee’s brewed from extra-bold beans […]

December’s “Christmas Around The World” Photo Contest Winner: A Ho Chi Minh City Santa Hat
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December’s “Christmas Around The World” Photo Contest Winner: A Ho Chi Minh City Santa Hat

It never ceases to amaze us when two people are on the same page, let alone 8 million. We learned from our December photo contest at our Flickr group, that this is exactly the case […]

Saigon From The Backseat
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Saigon From The Backseat

A tour of Saigon from the backseat of a motorcycle. By Justin Calderon It’s dusk in Ho Chi Minh City — or Saigon as it is still called here — and the haze of the […]

What Exactly Is Bánh Sèo Anyway?
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What Exactly Is Bánh Sèo Anyway?

Bánh xèo means either “sizzling cake” or “sound crepe,” depending on what your Google search turns up, but either way, the name refers to this southern Vietnamese crepe made of rice flour, water, coconut milk, […]