Monthly Archive: August, 2012

The Booming Hanoi Dog Scene

Times are changing in Hanoi and the growing middle classes are going dog crazy. This is all the more remarkable because until 1984 it was illegal to own a dog as a pet.… Continue reading

Fishing for German Shepherds

Hanoi is a quirky place – you really do see something new every week, if not everyday. As I was cycling home around West Lake I chanced upon a very beautiful German Shepherd… Continue reading

Three Restaurants in 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City

We only had a weekend in Ho Chi Minh city, so this is of course rather limited, but we’re looking forward to going back as there seem to be a lot of great… Continue reading

South to Ho Chi Minh City for the weekend

A very brief, but relaxing, trip down to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, for the weekend. It was very different from Hanoi in many ways – it was surprisingly green, less crowded… Continue reading

A Sunset Walk to West Lake

A Saturday walk up to West Lake passing Lenin Park and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.