Managing Editor of Word Vietnam. Destined to be a dairy farmer until he accepted a spur of the moment job offer in Japan in 1998. After making it big in Japan, he now finds himself wrangling stories in Vietnam instead of cows in Australia. Matt has been living in Saigon since 2010.
You can get up to a lot in 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City, so we ask Saigon resident, filmmaker and DJ, Linh Phan, to give us a taste.
It’s uncertain how many resort reviews are written at poolside bars, but this adds another to the tally. It’s mid-June at Amiana Resort Nha Trang, and while text messages from Saigon bring news of heavy rain flooding the streets there, the only water here is the gentle swell lapping up against the shore just metres away from the bar.
Executive chef Dennis Barton from The Anam Resort in Cam Ranh Bay chats about his 20 years in Southeast Asia, and how he gets wild with ice-cream.
You can’t make anyone relax on their holiday. But resorts like The Anam certainly give it a decent go.