Monthly Archives: May 2014

Even if you give up on your dreams, they may not give up on you…

Do you ever feel that despite your most concerted efforts – the blood, sweat and tears – you cannot seem to get anywhere in life, in your career, or in following your dreams? I feel you – I was there exactly one year ago. This day one year ago, I announced to the world that […]

Coffin in Binh Hung Hoa cemetery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam May 26

The mystery of the burning coffin

You certainly see some strange things when you live far from your homeland, but never have I been perplexed as I was as I stared at the half-burnt coffin that I stumbled upon recently on a walk through Binh Hung Hoa cemetery in Ho Chi Minh city. Let me start by taking you back to […]

Hanh Thong Tay Church May 20

Better than the famous one! Saigon’s most impressive cathedral.

So you come to Ho Chi Minh City with a checklist of places to visit. Ben Thanh Market. The War Remnants Museum. And of course Notre Dame Cathedral. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But… For each of those places there’s another less famous spot that’s even better. OK, the War Remnants museum is […]

Mariamman Hindu Temple, Ho Chi Minh City May 19

Mariamman Hindu Temple, Saigon.

Just a quick post today, as it’s been a while, and while I’ve got some pretty juicy posts in the works, I thought I’d better share something in the meantime. This is my favourite photo from a recent visit to the Mariamman Hindu Temple, right near Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City. I […]