Our Hunt For The Best Banh Mi In HCMC

These 3 are places where most people online recommend we go to. They say it’s the “Best 3 Banh Mi In HCMC”. Well, we, with our chinese tastebuds went on a little banh mi marathon one day and tried them all. Here’s the verdict. First thing to note. Out of the 3 featured here, only 1 opens in the morning and the other 2 opens in the evenings only. So be sure to check the operating hours before going. All…

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Day #5, at Sapa, Part 1

This trip to Vietnam, Hanoi was made in March 2009. It’s grossly overdue. I left off at Day #4 at my last burst of posting. 🙂 You can read more about my trip to Hanoi here. Now let’s continue. We took the overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa. The journey took damn long (abt 12 hours) and we slept most of the way. This is Ah Long San (ALS aka Derek) and Kerk saying Good Night to Hanoi! 12 hours…

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Day #4 at Hanoi to Sapa, Part 2

Hello! Am back again with Day 4, Part 2. On the way back from Halong Bay, we stopped at this handicraft halfway stop for toilet and (overpriced) snacks. No obligation to buy anything at all. But I was drawn to this when I was here on the way to Halong Bay. Pretty damn amazing right! HAND-SEWN! With nothing more than creativity and a piece of paper as guideline. I was contemplating which to buy when the bus had to go…

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Day #4 at Halong Bay – Hanoi, Part 1

Day #4 started out early with a nice breakfast at Holiday View Hotel. After that the Iranians requested that we swing by a store for them to purchase some alcohol. We were at the port belong long to await our junk back to Halong Bay for the end of the tour. 🙁 Along the way, the Iranians opened their alcohol and offered ALS some. After a drink or two, his whole face became SUPER red – causing more than a…

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Day #3 at Halong Bay, Part 4

Ok, back with part 4. Good bye beautiful Lan Ha Bay. So after we had lunch, we were “shipped” to Cat ba Island to check into the Holiday View Hotel. There were many choices of accomodation on the island but it’s a small island. Holiday View was adequate. Here’s our room. 🙂 Catba Island really isn’t very exciting. We were given free & easy time after we checked in. So after a nice warm shower, we wasted no time checking…

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