Sunny Saigon from the terrace in District 1

Bitexco Building (Saigon, Vietnam)

I took this shot early morning on April 30, 2013, from the terrace just opposite of my room.  Saigon is quite pretty on sunny days.  The pollution level was quite low making for clear skies.  It ended up being a scorching day but still a good one.  I took a photo of the Bitexco Tower in the distance which is a common view, sometimes eyesore, in Saigon now. Continue Reading

Golden Elephant Thai Food

Golden Elephant Thai Restaurant (Saigon, Vietnam)

A long term favorite for Thai food is Golden Elephant located in District 1 (on Hai Ba Trung street just down the road from Mai Linh Taxi's main office).  It was one of the first Thai restaurants I ever visited when I moved to Saigon.  Great food, reasonable prices, good service.  I visited there with Annie today.  We ordered some crispy fish dish, green curry with prawns, sticky rice and Thai ice tea.  It was pretty good as usual. Continue Reading