A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Since I've had the pleasure and privilege of living in Viet Nam for 15 years, I've seen a lot of changes throughout the country - for better and for worse. Above is a photo of a Brodard restaurant, tea house, and bakery located on Đồng Khởi St. in downtown HCMC (Saigon). Brodard is a company … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Mì Hoành Thánh/Wonton Noodles

This is post isn't about education or politics.  It's about something on which most (all?) of us can agree, one of life's simple pleasures found in a bowl. In HCMC/Saigon there is a culinary oasis that specializes in one dish and variations on that theme:  wonton noodles.  It's a hole-in-the-wall place in District 1 that is … Continue reading Mì Hoành Thánh/Wonton Noodles

What’s in a Name?

As Vietnam celebrates the liberation/fall of Saigon 39 years ago today, 30 April, which signaled the end of the American War in Vietnam and the death knell of the southern part of that divided country known as the Republic of Vietnam, I thought you might be interested in knowing which city was the capital of South Vietnam, according to the  … Continue reading What’s in a Name?