If you like shopping for exotic items in open air markets and love deals, the markets in Southeast Asia really deliver! Items are often (but not always) cheap, and bargaining is part of the game.
When Nem (his nickname) was born 11 years ago in Hanoi, Vietnam, his mother, Phuong Nguyen, did not realize the extent of challenges he would present in her future. Like most mothers, she simply fell in love, and was prepared to give him everything, which, as it turns out, is exactly what she would do.
If you are considering a visit to Vietnam, don’t hesitate. Our family’s three-month stay there turned out to be one of the most enriching experiences of our travels in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam is famous the world over for its Phở, a tasty soup made with thin rice noodles called bánh phở, herbs, and thin slices of beef or chicken, and usually served with a bowl of basil, mint, lime, and bean sprouts, which you can add to the soup yourself according to taste. As you might […]
When I hear, “Saigon,” I immediately think “Fall of Saigon,” as in that last day in April, 1975, when the People’s Army of Vietnam and the VietCong (both on the side of North Vietnam) captured Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, thereby ending the American-Vietnam War and reunifying Vietnam under communist rule.