Tag Archives: Vietnam

Misadventures in Vietnamese real estate

By Harry Hodge The great Bien Hoa Land Rush of 2017. I was there, and it wasn’t pretty. The 6 a.m. on a Sunday dragging-of-ass across Saigon to (fittingly) the Zoo, where hundreds of would-be land prospectors were waiting to … Continue reading

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Letting go of expectations

By Harry Hodge Let me be clear: I don’t meditate. Or read self-help books. I’m one of the millions of Saigon residents who gets on the motorbike, dodges the crooked cops/mafia/deep-fryers to and from work on a daily basis. I … Continue reading

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Vietnamese hoopsters to take on VBA opposition before SEA Games

By Harry Hodge Todd Purves knows it takes time to build a contender. And with a men’s national team a scant two years from returning to regional basketball, Vietnam is still feeling its way with the SEA Games approaching fast … Continue reading

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Singleton leaves VBA’s Catfish for Heat

By Harry Hodge The times they are a-changin’ in Vietnamese basketball. Weeks after the bombshell announcement of Vietnam Basketball Assocation (VBA) and national team head coach Tony Garbelotto leaving SE Asia to coach the Glasgow Rocks franchise, his successor was … Continue reading

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Sport in Saigon Dec. 2016: Heat shooting goes cold against visiting Slingers

By Harry Hodge The Saigon Heat hoped to open their fifth season at home with a bang, but it came off as more of a thud on Saturday. The Singapore Slingers head to 3-0 in the early going of this … Continue reading

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Vietnam travel for those aged three months to six decades; what NOT to do

  By Harry Hodge It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, mostly it was the worst. It was our family trip to Hanoi. The kicker was this trip had so many moving parts: My … Continue reading

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How I turned a traffic argument into a free coffee

By Harry Hodge So a couple of days ago I posted about an argument I had with a fellow motorist in Saigon. I got mixed reactions from people; most Vietnamese said this was unwise, he might be mafia, etc. Most … Continue reading

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