Returning home after over a year away in Vietnam was something I’ve thought a lot about. In fact, I thought about it long before I even left. And then I became slightly nervous that reality wouldn’t…

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Breakfast, so they say, is the most important meal of the day. But I disagree: it’s definitely brunch. Luckily for me, Ho Chi Minh City is packed with excellent places to stuff your face. This…

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Last week I posted about the mistakes I made in Vietnam, so it seemed only right that I follow it up with a list of the things I got right. In hindsight, I know that…

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When you move to a new country, you’re bound to make a few mistakes. They’re unavoidable, and they’re ok. You really do learn from them. As an Asia-virgin with no solo travel experience, mistakes were frequent, and…

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Heading to Vietnam but looking for a more authentic experience than the oft-bemoaned backpacker street? Some travellers describe Saigon as lacking in culture, especially compared to its more-charming capital counterpart, Hanoi. Quaint, it ain’t. However,…

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