Saigon, a stewardess and a surprise – how a lecturer in France discovered Very Ngon
When a customer from France revealed to me that she and a friend spent their childhood years growing up in Saigon, I was very keen to know more.
Decorative, durable and very dep – Encaustic tiles in Vietnam (part 2)
The rise, the fall (& the rise again) of the cement tile in Vietnam. Take a leap into the history of encaustic cement tile production, its introduction to Vietnam and its rise from the veritable ashes after a fall from
Decorative, durable and very dep – encaustic tiles in Vietnam (part 1)
A recent visit to an encaustic cement tile manufacturer in Ho Chi Minh City inspires a dive into how these highly popular, yet enduring, decorative tiles are made.
Tales of a Tiger in Saigon and other Urban Legends
A true story about tigers roaming the jungles of Saigon… or is it?
Places We Love: The Old Compass Café, Saigon
Venture down any of the small hems/alleys in Vietnam’s major cities and you never know what you will find. One of my favourite local cafes is hidden down one such laneway, just off Pasteur Street in the heart of downtown
Featured postcard: Rue Catinat, Saigon
The postcard that launched a lovely little business: Cochinchine: Saigon, Rue Catinat pres du theatre. An evocative image taken by French photographer, Poujade de Ladaveze, at the turn of the 20th century. I sourced this image back in 2009 from a