Vietnam on Film

Other film photographers out there will know how precious your undeveloped rolls can be. When it comes to digital photography, there are now so many ways to save your photos (even instantly if there’s a wifi function on your camera) that it makes it more difficult to consider a computer file as “precious”. It’s a bit…

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4 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try

Everywhere you go, Bánh mì and Phở are the proud ambassadors of Vietnamese cuisine. Who could blame them? They’re delicious and have definitely earned their reputation. But what about the rest of Vietnamese cuisine? Loners, from everywhere in Vietnam, who haven’t broken in the trends of the food scene in the most influential foody cities.…

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Authentic Vietnamese food at Quán 94

This is exactly the kind of place where you must go for lunch or dinner in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s not your standard western restaurant, but it’s the real deal. No AC, just fans. Simple ingredients, simple kitchen, simple setting and simply delicious. The ritual goes as follows: you sit down, they bring you…

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Coffee and Wifi in Hô Chi Minh City, District 1

I love a good cà phê sữa đá, homemade by my aunt, or  outside on a terrace where other Vietnamese people like to sit in the morning while it’s still a bit cool. But let’s face it, I’m part of the Y generation and vitally need to check my emails and all sorts of social…

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Best Bánh Cuốn in Saigon

Foodies are always on a quest to find the least touristy spot because supposedly that’s where they’ll find a more authentic experience – if not a more hipster one. True, the food in touristy restaurants is most of the time disappointing, terribly overpriced and served by bad and stressed out service. But keep an open…

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