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Ho Chi Minh City

December 24, 2012


Vietnam is catching up.  They’re taking on China in low-cost manufacturing and have clear ambitions of their own. But there’s still a charm about Saigon that has already gone from much of urban China – starting with an airport that feels as though the troops have only just moved out.  Everywhere you turn buildings that […]

Wherever I lay my hat?

November 21, 2012


It was a little weird returning to Beijing after a few weeks in London, and then Vietnam and, for the first time, thinking of a place other than England as “going home.” It was odd to start with when answering what should have been a very basic question from those in Ho Chi Mihn City […]

Saigon City

November 9, 2012


After a few days in Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing seems positively organised – but Saigon is a great place to spend a long weekend. With only a few days I didn’t make it up north to Hanoi or a full tour of the Mekong Delta, but just getting out on the Saigon River made […]