Category Archives: Beyond Saigon

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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5 Unique Souvenirs and Goodies to Bring Home from Hanoi

Finding a memento to remember your Hanoi holiday by shouldn’t be hard in a city that is known for its quality souvenirs. From delicious edibles to delicate ceramics, there’s a perfect souvenir to add to your collection or give as … Continue reading

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Enjoy Vietnam’s Coffee Capital By Visiting These 5 Da Lat Cafés

Photo by Chanh Duong on Unsplash Located high above the Lang Biang Plateau, Da Lat City is gifted with a chilly climate. This makes it a great place to both grow delicious coffee beans and enjoy a hot cup of the resulting beverage. … 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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Philippines, Vietnam, and the Universe

It’s been a while since I last posted (obviously) and even missed my blog anniversary! Hello Saigon turned 8 in November and yup, this blog is still alive. It’s just that there are things I want to write about but … Continue reading

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Homestay at Dalat

For our latest stay in Dalat, we decided to again book through Airbnb. We had a good experience with Cozy House a couple of years ago and wanted to stay there again but it was already fully booked for the … Continue reading

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