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SAIGON TIMES OCT. 2015: Rules of the road, Saigon style

By Harry Hodge “I don’t want a pickle, I just want to ride on my motor-cicle and I don’t want a tickle, I’d rather ride on my motor-cicle, and I don’t want to die, I just want to ride on … Continue reading

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SAIGON TIMES: Sept. 2015/Fight night in District 7

  By Harry Hodge The bass thundered through the arena, with hip hop entrance music heralding the fighters making their way up the ramp. A model in heels worked her way around the ring with a placard reading Round 1 … Continue reading

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Saigon Times Sept. 2015: Swans to tilt with Tigers at Ladies’ Day event

By Harry Hodge For the Vietnam Swans Australian Rules Football Club, September 26 will be all about the ladies. The club has two signature events annually for its domestic fans: The ANZAC Day match, hosted at the Vungtau dog track … Continue reading

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SAIGON TIMES 08/2015: Burgers a cut above at Relish and Sons

By Harry Hodge Whenever I hear there’s a new burger joint in Saigon, I relish the opportunity to give it a try. Relish and Sons (44 Dong Du Street, District 1) makes a solid effort to carve out its place … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday outings in District 2

  By Harry Hodge The expat enclaves of Thao Dien and An Phu in District 2 offer a variety of weekend options for locals and visitors alike. While there are countless options for Vietnamese and foreign eateries, hotel resorts, coffee … Continue reading

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Saigon Times Nov. 2014: “Youth orchestra looks to counter Agent Orange with music”

By Harry Hodge “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Never has this quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow been more true than it will be this Sunday. The International Youth Orchestra Bridge, comprised of young Vietnamese and S. Korean musicians, … Continue reading

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Word Vietnam – OCT. 2014/ Coffee Cup review of Toilet Kingdom

Toilet Kingdom is a gas, but the quality of drinks may leave you bummed, according to Harry Hodge. Down a BinhThanh back alley, the writing was on the wall. And so the scripture read: “Thy kingdom come.” No wait, it … Continue reading

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