Tag Archives: District 1

Holland Village

If you’re wondering what happened to 23/9 Park in D1 in front of Ben Thanh Market, it’s now turned into a little Holland Village. It opened last Friday, 22 November and will end on 1 December featuring different aspects to … Continue reading

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Ngan Thong Paper Shop

If you want to buy books, go to a bookstore. If you want to buy papers, well, find a paper shop. Kinda miss National Bookstore in the Philippines which has everything. If it could probably sell food, it would. Some … Continue reading

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Exploring Ly Tu Trong Street

Wonder where to buy your swimwear in Saigon for your next beach vacation? It’s no secret that the Vietnamese are on the lean side so it is a bit of a feat to find swimwear that fits my size. Boooo! … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Vuon Nam Restaurant (Mushroom Farmville)

Last week, a couple of friends asked if we could have lunch in District 1 and since we didn’t want to eat somewhere we’ve been to before, we decided to a recommendation from the Ho Chi Minh Food Forum. We … Continue reading

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Saigon Kitsch: My Happy Place

When I was living back in Manila, my happy place is National Bookstore. I can go ’round and ’round the store for hours and not get tired going through the books, smelling the papers, looking at notebooks, and trying different … Continue reading

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Gems Galore

I haven’t met a girl who don’t love gems. Garnet is my birth stone but the usual deep red color is not something I really like. So early this week, I was introduced to Phuong Hang at 130 Le Thanh … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Nam Giao

I love having a job because it allows me to interact with the locals. And my officemates are just awesome. So yesterday, Thao brought me to Nam Giao for some authentic Vietnamese cuisine. It was lunch time so the place … Continue reading

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Need Boxes?

Are you moving? This is where you get boxes , bubble wrap, and other packaging materials. Found just a few meters from the Central Post Office in District 1 at the corner of Nguyen Du and Hai Ba Trung streets. Thanh … Continue reading

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Food Trip: Dae Jang Geum

I’ve said time and time again that I am not into Korean food but I just have no choice here in Vietnam.  I have to learn to love K-food.  And today, was a real treat as I enjoyed not only … Continue reading

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Flower Festival 2013

  I’ve never missed a year since 2010 to see the flower displays in Nguyen Hue St. in District 1. Who doesn’t love flowers?  Well, except if you have allergy of course. But there’s just something magical about looking at … Continue reading

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