36 Hours in Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as I prefer to call it, is the largest, busiest and most dynamic city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam. It’s history is steeped in conflict and following the fall of Saigon in 1975, an event that marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of…

Sodium Chloride

Everyone talks about bucket lists these days, like you’re going to die tomorrow. And it’s not surprising, almost everyone is invariably headed to the same places to check off these banal destinations off of their lists. It’s such a cliche. 

A Slice of Heaven on Earth

Pottering around Đà Lạt on a scooter, I saw several street signs leading to Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Calling out to me as if to say, “You need to see me before you leave”. With Waze on hand as my backup map, I followed directions and found this gorgeous temple in the small town of Trai Mat…

Manic Mekong

There’s a feeling of deja vu as I lie stretched out on a bench with my jacket rolled up as my pillow trying to catch 40 winks at a bus station in the middle of nowhere in South Vietnam as I await my connecting bus to Can Tho. The last time I was in this exact…