M16 Newbie


Target shooting using an M16 rifle at the Cu Chi Tunnels. This baby is loud.

Taken by Tatia last February 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


What? No Wi-fi?!


But there was wi-fi!
Facebook may be banned in Vietnam but there sure is wi-fi almost everywhere.

Taken by Tatia last February 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Pho Adventures

Pho (/fʌ/; Vietnamese: phở pronounced [fəː˧˩˧]) is a Vietnamese dish consisting of broth, noodles made from rice, a few herbs, and meat.


There was not a day in Ho Chi Minh that we did not eat pho!
Everywhere we went, pho was being served.
In restaurants, in marketplaces, and even on the streets.


Just to challenge ourselves, we embarked on a quest to find the best pho in Saigon. We read somewhere that it’s a must to try Pho 24. So we used good ‘ol google maps and began our journey. After almost what seems to be an hour of walking and still no Pho 24 in sight, it’s time to admit defeat. We settled for this quaint little noodle shop on Pasteur street instead.




We were surprised. Of all the places we’ve eaten pho, this was actually the most homey, most flavorful, and has the most authentic-feeling of all. We found out later that day that there was a Pho 24 just on the street next to where we were staying. The noodles there was good but not as good as the ones served in Pho Hoa Pasteur.



I miss pho. I miss eating in Saigon.

See related post here.
(Photo credits to Tatia)