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My Son – the UNESCO-listed Hindu Sanctuary in Vietnam

23/02/2015 | By

Hindu ruins in My Son, Vietnam

Hindu ruins in My Son, Vietnam

Officially, Vietnam is an atheist state as per it’s communist government regime, but significant amounts of the population practice traditional religions, some adhere to Buddhism and there are quite a few Catholics left over from the French occupation. 

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Wish You Were Here Postcards – Local Boat Man & His Wife, Hoi An, Vietnam

19/11/2014 | By

Fabulous faces - boat drivers, Hoi An, Vietnam.

Fabulous faces – boat drivers, Hoi An, Vietnam.

The people of Vietnam in general, and certainly of Hoi An, are absolutely delightful. They are warm, friendly and very quick to smile and laugh.

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Vietnam Travels – Hoi An

03/11/2014 | By

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Now that we’ve been there, I’m a little disappointed that it took us so long to visit Vietnam, but I suppose kids, dogs, horses and a farm are all fairly effective brakes on one’s travelling plans. And while, once I got there, I had every intention of lying around in the resort, the Han Market at Da Nang was not the only place I visited. Loads of friends told me I just had to get to the pretty town of Hoi An. So I did.

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More Cookbook Love and Christmas Inspiration

08/12/2017 | By

Another collection of cookbook love to inspire your Christmas shopping list – or just to inspire you. You know, there’s no such thing as too many cookbooks.

hong kong food city cookbook

Once again the year is hurtling towards it’s conclusion and I’m left wondering where it all went. 

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Eveleigh Farmers Market, Sydney

15/06/2015 | By

Travel and food – for me they are inseparable, so I jumped at the chance to visit  Eveleigh Farmers Market on a recent short trip to Sydney.

Brilliant Food - that just about sums up Eveleigh Farmers Market!

Brilliant Food – that just about sums up Eveleigh Farmers Market!

Brilliant Food produces an award-winning range of smoked seafood products.

I don’t get up to Sydney very often at all these days, so when I was there for couple of days last month for the Sydney Writers Festival and was invited for a morning trip to Eveleigh Farmers Market I jumped at the chance to squeeze just one more thing into an already busy schedule.

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Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh city

18/05/2015 | By

A visit to Vietnam’s Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City – a must for history buffs and retro fashion fiends.

Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

I’m of a ‘certain age’ and old enough to remember what was called either “the fall of Saigon” or the “liberation of Saigon” – depending upon which side was doing the narration.

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