Author Archives: Lyra

Have you tried Be?

With the frequent evening rains in Saigon lately, it became increasingly difficult to hail a taxi or even Grab. With Uber out of the picture and the fact that the price of Grab becomes enormously expensive during rush hours and … Continue reading

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Dahi Handi: Authentic Indian Cuisine

Phu My Hung has become a mecca for those in search of a good meal. Amidst the Vietnamese and Korean restaurants, stands Dahi Handi bringing in only authentic Indian cuisine. Dahi Handi prides itself in only serving meals cooked to … Continue reading

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Bukchon Hanok Village

I’ve always been fascinated with traditional Korean houses called Hanok. I love wood so it’s amazing for me to see the harmonious combination of wood and brick in creating such a fascinating structure. I feel for the residents in Bukchon … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms at Yeouido Park

My first trip in two years was South Korea. It was unexpected and it made the trip more meaningful. I was lucky enough to have gotten back to work after a furlough of about 10 months. And as soon as … Continue reading

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Looking for WiFi rental?

In 2018, the whole family was homebound and we didn’t get to travel at all. However, come 2019, we needed to update our visa so we decided to go for a quick getaway to Hongkong. It was back in 2009 … Continue reading

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Different Strokes for Different Folks

I never really imagined living in Vietnam. I think I’ve related this story before that when my Dad in the late 90s visited Ho Chi Minh City and came home, he didn’t have a lot to say about his trip. … Continue reading

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Taking a Leap

When I started Hello Saigon in 2011, I was just aiming to write a chronicle of our life here in Vietnam for the kids’ sake. What started out as a planned 3-year journey is slowly becoming a decade. Yes! A … Continue reading

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