Viewing Archives for ho chi minh city

WAIW | Our Last Goodbye(s)

Image contains a photo of a bearded man with a large black and grey dog. The dog is sitting on its hind legs, and the man is resting his head on the dog's back just below his neck.

When it comes to housesitting and travel, there are lots of goodbyes. Unfortunately, some are more permanent than others. Read More »

WAIW | Hit a Brick Wall

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T.O.F.U. has always operated on a tight budget. This morning, that budget may have shrunk too much. Read More »

WAIW | This Ain’t Vegandale!

Image is a photo of a Saigon street with numerous scooters coming towards the camera. Shops are visible on both sides of the street, and a small neon sign in the top left-hand corner says "Quán Chay Giác Tha".

One vegetarian (chay) restaurant on a street is a reason to get excited in many cities. In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam? Not so much. Around these parts, it takes more than one chay spot to make a street stand out. Read More »

WAIW | Dog Meat and Vietnam

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Whether or not you live in Vietnam, you've probably heard about the dog meat trade here. After an incident last night, I decided to talk about it. Read More »

Vegan Travel | Canada & Back Again

Image contains two beaches blending into one another in the middle of the picture. The beach on the left has sand that arches upward to the right, and there are palm trees lining the shore. The beach on the right has sand that arches upward to the right where it meets the edge of the other beach. Along the edge of the beach, there are sand dunes and evergreen trees with a few people walking on the shore.

Last year was great for so many reasons, including a trip back home to Canada and plenty of amazing meals. Find out some of the highlights in the latest episode of the Vegan Travel series. Read More »

TBT | Two Years With Two Dogs

Image contains two dogs laying on a couch facing the camera. The dog closest to the camera is mainly white with black patches around his ears and face. The dog in the background is black with white patches on his chest.

Today marks a great anniversary in my books, and I suspect most of you will not be surprised to learn it involves dogs. Read More »