Posted in September 2012

Veggie Vietnam

Veggie Vietnam

Vietnam is Buddhist and Buddhists don’t eat meat, right? So, Vietnam is veggie heaven. Although the logic is sound, a Vietnamese meal without meat – preferably the feet, ears or other extremity – is as rare as steak tartare. Even eggs are served fertilised, concealing such delights as partly-formed feathers and beak. And unless you’re … Continue reading

Scent by Heaven – Perfume Pagoda

Scent by Heaven – Perfume Pagoda

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Now maybe it’s metaphorical or metaphysical (or another fancy word beginning with meta), but surely lying on the beach is better than being sat in a tiny airline seat for hours on end. But perhaps at the Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong in Vietnamese), near Hanoi, the saying is … Continue reading