The 10K Assault

My palms and feet were cold and sweaty as we looked for a parking space around the Mall of Asia grounds. It was the onset of another anxiety attack. Last Sunday was the (dreaded) National Geographic Earth Day Run. What was even more dreadful was the distance I signed up for—the 10K. The Backstory After … Continue reading The 10K Assault

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Downtown Saigon Tour (Saigon Opera House & L’Usine)

Part 3 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 I read about this cafeteria from The Gypsy Gals blog and was so intrigued by the raves of one of the bloggers that I included it in my itinerary. After my Central Post Office walk-through, I navigated my way to the L’Usine Cafeteria for lunch. The discomfort of … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (Saigon Opera House & L’Usine)

Downtown Saigon Tour (Saigon Notre Dame Basilica & Central Post Office)

Part 2 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 My next destination was the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, some 500 meters north of the Palace. Vietnam probably is the next most Catholic nation in Southeast Asia after the Philippines. Of course, judging only by the number and fame of Catholic churches in Vietnam. Wikipedia classifies the … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (Saigon Notre Dame Basilica & Central Post Office)