District 5

Sep 042012
 
Eating with Hungry Ghosts

Eating with Hungry Ghosts I won’t pretend to clearly understand the subtleties of ancient Chinese and Vietnamese traditions that involve opening the gates of hell, restless souls wondering the earth, feeding deceased ancestors, entertaining ghosts, and the like.  It was clear to me, however, that lễ Vu Lan rằm tháng bảy, which occurred last week here [Read on ...]

Mar 122012
 
City Buses (Xe Buýt) - Your Ticket to Saigon Tourism Adventure

The city buses in Saigon are secret treasures for visitors who want to get to know and feel (and maybe smell) Vietnam. Take a Bus to Your Next Saigon Eating Adventure That’s where the old people are. That’s where the students are. Look for these Bus-Stop Signs That’s where you can travel above (and a [Read on ...]