Saigon Stories – My fellow students – Irritations in Saigon

As I mentioned in the previous post, I’m studying Japanese here in Ho Chi Minh city. All the other students are Vietnamese and it’s really interesting to study along side them. The foreigners here in Saigon usually only interact with the Vietnamese at work, or with those who work in the bars, but rarely get…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – My fellow students – Irritations in Saigon

Saigon Stories – Need a break from Saigon

Living in another country can be and usually is one of the greatest experiences a person can have. But from time to time it is absolutely necessary to take a break when you find yourself being negative and complaining about too many things in the host country. I have reached that point since I haven’t…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Need a break from Saigon

Saigon Stories – Interesting Week in Saigon

Finally I have something to write about. As you may know, I find my life here in Saigon quite boring. Between going out to the local bars, entertaining clients from the big international companies entering Vietnam and playing darts, there just isn’t much to do. But last week was the most interesting I’ve had in…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Interesting Week in Saigon

Saigon Stories – Saigon Life

It’s been a while since my last entry so I thought I should sit down and write something. As I’ve mentioned before, the life here isn’t so exciting, and thus neither is writing about it. But there have been a few things of note that may be of interest to you out there wondering about…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Saigon Life

Saigon Stories – Heartbreaking

As I was passing by the American Consulate last week, I saw something that really made me sad. There was a young Vietnamese girl just coming into her mothers arms and putting her head on mom’s shoulder. She had a few tears and with all the documents in her hand I knew what had happened.…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Heartbreaking

Saigon Stories – Food Posion

Here in Saigon the food is excellent but one must be careful where one eats! A lot of foods have natural bacteria and most westerners are not accustomed to certain types of bacteria found in the food here. It sounds disgusting but every six months foreigners have to take some medicine to “de-worm” themselves because…… Continue reading Saigon Stories – Food Posion