English language books in Ho Chi Minh City

Two bookworms have opened an independent store specializing in English language books in Ho Chi Minh City. Boa Bookstore is a bibliophile’s hidden treasure trove, with the hidden part being almost literal. The address is number 6 Turtle Roundabout (Room C26, 2nd Floor, 42 Tran Cao Van or 6 Cong Truong Quoc Te, D1), though … Read more

Making a success out of long term travel

As summer draws near, many of us are starting to plan holiday destinations. For some intrepid voyagers, though, travel isn’t limited to two weeks a year or even a season. It’s a full-time occupation. However, unless you’re a trust fund baby, turning that dream into a reality involves a lot of saving and planning and that’s … Read more

Pinoy Passion: the desserts of Loriekot’s Lutong Bahay

The cuisine of the sunny Philippines isn’t easy to hunt down in Ho Chi Minh City, but there are a few enclaves where eager and inquisitive gourmands can check out the taste of Manila for themselves. One of these – Loriekot’s Lutong Bahay at 193 Dien Bien Phu – has come a long way since … Read more