{Saigon} Highs // Lows

Saigon // Highs

  • Discovering there’s now a Turkish place – Pasha – on Dong Du Street (next to Al Fresco) with Turkish breads and pizzas
  • SATC2 screening in Saigon from this weekend – the reviews are lame and my expectations are low(!) but it sounds just the ticket for some girly escapism
  • Our almost two year old deciding the local banana seller is called ‘Lady Narnies round the corner’ and the woman who runs our neighbourhood general store is ‘Dog and Cat Lady’ (hygienic, I know)
  • Free dinner when our delivery was late – Saigon customer service never fails to surprise me
  • My lovely (and hilarious) fellow mums and Saigon support network – even if I have to trek out to D7 all the time, it’s worth it!
  • The cafe at L’Usine opening – delicious coffee, simple but tasty sandwiches, communal table, inspirational surrounds and onsite retail temptation

Saigon // Lows

  • Waiting, waiting, waiting for baby no. 2 – we have 5 and a half weeks til we leave for Bangkok for an extended stay, but time seems to be standing still as any pregnant people in limbo land will identify with (though on a happy note – am glad Bangkok seems to be back to normal)
  • Food poisoning from a new Mexican place in D1 that I really, really wanted to love – shattered, as Mexican is one of my favourite cuisines and one of the rarest to find here
  • Unwelcome visitors (weevils in the rice, cockroaches in the bathroom and ants anywhere there’s food)
  • The eternal hunt for sugar free yoghurt – it does exist here, and the one we buy is actually by Vinamilk (a local brand), but everywhere runs out all the time so we can hardly ever find it. I think it’s time to finally start making our own!

4 Responses

  1. Vivian June 7, 2010 / 2:57 pm

    Always delightful to read your blog! I’m sorry to read about the ‘bad’ sides, and I hope everything gets better. Congrats for baby #2 🙂

    I also had one or two unexpected visitors in my kitchen and bathroom… *shivers*.

    Take care xx

  2. Corinne June 7, 2010 / 9:04 pm

    Great post! The highs seem to outweigh the lows!

  3. kateinlondon June 8, 2010 / 6:56 am

    you have to try the easyyo (sp?) – it’s a new zealand yoghurt making thing that my mother in law uses. I used to make fun of her (who on earth makes their own yoghurt?!) but having tried it, I am now a convert and thinking odf investing in one myself!

    good luck with the new baby

  4. niamh June 14, 2010 / 11:07 am

    Love the banana pictures! And happy to see the highs outweigh the lows too. The weevils, ants and roaches would have been high on my list of lows (if you see what i mean!). Been back in Ireland about 18 months now and still put all food items in the fridge and seal everything tightly – very annoying for the rest of the house:)

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