Tag Archives: Vung Tau

Ho Tram BBQ Restaurant

We spent another terrific holiday in Ho Tram Grand to celebrate my son’s second birthday as well as a treat for my mom visiting us. Ho Tram is situated quite far from the busy district of Vung Tau so for … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why I Liked Ho Tram Grand

For our Tet getaway, we decided to just go to the nearest beach — Vung Tau. The last time we were here was in 2009 for Christmas. And even then, we chose the less crowded spot in Long Hai Beach. … Continue reading

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HCMC-Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway

Did you hear about the HCMC-Vung Tau hydrofoils suspension following an accident last January 20 when a hydrofoil caught fire? I personally haven’t been on a hydrofoil but have heard enough stories that most are not well-maintained. When travelling with … Continue reading


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Merry Christmas!

I know the Internet has been painfully slow these past few days and will probably continue for a few more weeks due to a cable break along the coast of Vung Tau, so I’m taking this opportunity to sneak in … Continue reading

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Long Hai Beach Resort

We moved here in Ho Chi Minh City in 2009 and we spent our first Christmas, just us 3 with no other family — which will never happen in a Philippine setting.  For the Vietnamese, the Tet holiday is the … Continue reading

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