Author Archives: Saigonese

Locked (Down) and Loaded

Vietnam has been handling the Covid-19 crisis pretty well until April of this year when people took advantage of the long holiday celebrating Reunification and Labor Days. The surge happened then. Hanoi, Danang, Bac Giang, and Bac Ninh were badly … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Be An Bistro Saigon

It’s been a while since we ventured out in Saigon to try out new restaurants. With the COVID crisis still hovering, we were still pretty careful about going out. Although, I have to say, it has been relaxed here in … Continue reading

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Hello Saigon turns 10

And in a blink, this blog turns 10. Can’t believe it’s been more than a decade living here in Saigon. What started out as a 3-year stint has become so much more. I can’t wait for this epidemic to be … Continue reading

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Gentle Monster and Fake Me

Vietnam has just sort of gotten out of the second wave of the pandemic and businesses are starting to restart once again — especially the hot spot, Danang City. It was in one of our walks that I chanced upon … Continue reading

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Back to normal?

It’s been 32 days since we had a Covid-19 case via community transmission. As of today, we have 320 cases wherein 60 are active patients. There are 4 severe cases. Do I believe the numbers? Yes. Why? Our hospitals are … Continue reading

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Putting Travel Insurance on Your Itinerary

I didn’t realize that it’s been months and I haven’t posted about our New Year trip to Danang and Hoi An. Am glad we were able to visit before all covid broke loose and caused us all to be home-bound … Continue reading

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Thank you to all Vietnam frontliners!

For the fourth consecutive day, Vietnam has no new Covid-19 case.  Fingers crossed that we’ve seen the end of Covid-19 in Vietnam. Vietnam has done a wonderful job in keeping the spread of the virus at a minimum. Amazing job! … Continue reading

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[Covid-19] What is Vietnam doing differently compared to the Philippines?

A friend from the Philippines sent me this update on Covid-19 Cases in the ASEAN region. And at this time, Vietnam has a total of 268 cases with 198 recovered. She was asking what is Vietnam doing differently compared to … Continue reading

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Rants and ramblings on Covid-19

As of writing this entry, Vietnam has 251 Covid-19 cases with 126 recovered. The kids have been off school since Tet Holidays. So that’s 79 days. And we’ve been working from home for 3 weeks already. Vietnam has been on … Continue reading

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Love in the time of coronavirus

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash It’s 3 days before Valentine’s day and it may just be one of the quietest Valentine’s in this part of the world. I don’t think people are raring to go out amidst the corona virus scare. … Continue reading

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