This culinary expedition took determination, dedication, and faith. It all began when my classmate from grad school, Helen, reached out to me via Facebook and told me to go to an amazing hole-in-the-wall pork chop place in Saigon. This place is somewhat a legend in a Facebook thread that Helen shared with me. She has … Continue reading Best Pork Chops In Saigon
Where it can be found: Lê Công Kiều, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bìn, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam After hitting the famous Bến Thành Market in the center of the city, we wanted to check out other places to find those much desired souvenirs. Paul’s father is an antique dealer. Paul spent his childhood hauling around … Continue reading Treasure hunting on Saigon’s Antique Street – Le Cong Kieu St, Saigon.
We went to an art museum that was a little more … off the beaten path. A bit … interactive. Artinus 3D Art Museum is a bit out of the city center, but nothing crazy. It’s definitely worth the extra money for lyft or motorcycle trip. At this museum, all the art is on the walls … Continue reading Saigon’s Artinus 3D Art Museum
Before we hit the airport to return to Saigon, we wanted to see Marble Mountain. It’s conveniently on the way to the airport from Hoi An. We had no excuse not to go before boarding our flight. The Mountains’ History Marble Mountain consists of five marble and limestone hills located south of Da Nang, Vietnam. The five “mountains” are … Continue reading Scaling Marble Mountain
My Son Temple On the Saturday of our Weekend stay in Hoi An we decided to see the ancient temples of My Son, located near Hoi An. You pronounce “My” as in “mi.” So “mi son” is how you say it. In the morning a man came on motorbike and drove each of us to … Continue reading My Son Temple With The Browns
We had dinner at the Hoi An gem, Morning Glory. If you want to visit this restaurant – and you do – make reservations as soon as possible! It’s not a place that necessarily has a months long waiting list, but just walking in at prime dinner time will not get you a table that … Continue reading Dinner At Morning Glory
During our second day in Hoi An we rented free bikes from the small hotel we stayed in. I highly recommend this hotel when you find yourself in Hoi An. Where we stayed: The Hoi An Orchid Garden Villas is where we stayed. Originally I found a very expensive hotel. It’s location was perfect and it … Continue reading Cycling in Hoi An & Beach trip to An Bang