I first wrote this in 2017 and even though downtown HCMC has got much busier at Tet in recent years, it mostly holds up (I have updated it a smidge). Best wishes to all for the Year of the Cat.
Having watched ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ the other night, I thought I'd re-post this short story, which also features some desperate, maudlin men who…
An essay on expatriate nostalgia in a rapidly developing metropolis.
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THIS WEEK, I spent a day and a bit thinking about a grand old building we can easily take for granted here in Saigon. The Central Post Office…
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I wrote about Veto Baker before, but as its 50 years to the month that he ran out on the US military to be with the Vietnamese woman he loved, here's a…
A very short piece of non-fiction about a very short piece of fiction I wrote about those who see the Cambodian capital as the end of the road.
Reposted in loving memory of the thin blue fence that blocked Le Loi Street for many years, here's a short 2021 essay that was originally published by…
First published by Mekong Review last year, here's Mr. Greene's historic one-star Trip Advisor review of an infamous Saigon tourist trap on rue Catinat…
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A story from Connla