A question I often get from concerned friends and family is “are you safe in Vietnam?” The short answer is “YES.” However, there are different types of safety. I’m a lot more likely to have…

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No two weeks in Saigon are ever the same, but they do tend to follow a rough pattern. Last week, I kept a brief diary to give you an insight into what a ‘typical’ week…

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One of the biggest concerns I had prior to moving to Vietnam was what to bring with me. I’d never been to Asia before so I had only a limited idea of what I’d need.…

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I’ve had my fair share of bad luck on my travels over the past year: getting stranded on an island with one of the most annoying people I’ve ever met, sunburn, sickness and turning up…

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Saigon’s not exactly a calming place to live, and it’s been particularly crazy for the past week or so due to a build up of pre-Tết traffic. Tết is the most important holiday in Vietnamese…

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