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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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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One of my favourite things about life in Asia is the affordability of beauty treatments. From eyelash extensions to body scrubs, beauty here is budget-friendly. However, all salons and spas were not created equal, and finding…

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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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Kids can make your heart melt- or your self-esteem plummet. It’s no secret that teaching requires a thick skin sometimes. Kids are brutally- and I mean BRUTALLY- honest, so I compiled some of the more…

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