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So far James Pham has created 235 blog entries.
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Blueprint to Paradise

Can conservation and tourism co-exist in Coron?

We slip into the glassy, emerald waters of one of Asia’s cleanest lakes, our hands feeling our way past smooth underwater boulders. Crystal clear visibility reveals a moonscape beneath the surface of Coron’s Kayangan […]

By |February 10th, 2019|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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Pretty Betty

Tam Le is set to make her mark on Saigon’s food scene

Everything about the night so far has been surreal. Our table comprised of furloughed Americans, cousins from London, a PhD student from Hue and a Saigonese photographer are listening to […]

By |February 8th, 2019|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Fire Power

Quince Saigon serves up simple, smoky goodness

The dictionary lists at least ten definitions for the word “simple”. Some carry a negative connotation (think: stupid, unsophisticated, or basic) whereas others are more positive (humble, unpretentious, the opposite of what kids mean […]

By |January 6th, 2019|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Street Art

On creating an artists’ community in Hoi An
The fate of Hoi An’s craftsmen and artists has long waxed and waned with the prosperity of the town itself. Starting in the 15th century, artists from all over the country moved to […]

By |January 6th, 2019|Art, Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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Chengdu & Chill

Why the capital of Sichuan is China’s happiest city

There’s an ancient Chinese proverb that says “the young shouldn’t go to Chengdu, and the old shouldn’t leave,” speaking to the laid-back lifestyle of this city of 10 million. The gateway to […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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When “Less Is More” Is More

Everyone gets a dream vacation at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

A romantic getaway for two. A few leisurely weeks by the beach to truly unwind. A raucous family holiday filled with waterslides and edutainment activities. A luxe retreat where […]

By |December 20th, 2018|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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The Art Of Living Well

Affordable luxury at Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

What do you get when you combine the French art of living well with Chengdu’s already laid-back Epicurean vibe?

The answer is the Sofitel Chengdu Taihe, 262 rooms and suites in the heart of Chengdu. I […]

By |December 19th, 2018|Destination, Travel|0 Comments
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The Secrets Of Silver

Create your own, one-of-a-kind silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or just a way to treat yourself

There’s always been an aura of mystery surrounding silver, purported to do everything from improving circulation and promoting healing to staving off […]

By |December 6th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Saigon’s Super Bowl

The C-note pho hits all the right notes

It’s hard to imagine a dish more humble than pho—a peasant soup of stewed bones a la the French pot-au-feu combined with Chinese-style fan noodles and topped with fresh herbs. You can still […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Crazy Rich Vinas

Get a taste of the high life seen in the Crazy Rich Asians movie right here in Saigon

Crazy Rich Asians opened to rave reviews, telling a universally- familiar story of family expectations, backstabbing intrigue, and against- all-odds love set amongst […]

By |October 5th, 2018|Features|0 Comments