1 of 1000: The Rex Bar and the Ben Thanh Market (Saigon)

Ben Thanh Market Saigon
The Ben Thanh Market in Saigon

We have been in Vietnam for over 3 weeks and I am only now finding the time to write about all the places we have seen so far. Part of it is due to fact that we have been travelling around quite a bit and never staying in one place longer than 3 days. Part of it is the pure exhaustion that sets in after a few weeks in tropical weather.

But enough of the excuses. Today you can read about the famous Rex Bar with its rich historical background and the widely known Ben Thanh Market in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. Continue reading 1 of 1000: The Rex Bar and the Ben Thanh Market (Saigon)

2 of 1000: Classic Restaurants and Hutongs of Beijing

Traditional Restaurant in Beijing
Delicious food in a traditional Beijing Restaurant with our friend Patrick

With the next 2 places we visited here in Beijing, the result for the one was a surprised “WOW” and the other one a sound of disappointment. The classic restaurants of Beijing featured a taste of the Peking Duck and some other local foods, while the Hutongs are the traditional living areas of the people in Beijing before they started building skyscrapers and housing complexes.

Read more to find out which one gets a 5 star rating and which one gets scratched from our list of the 1000 places to see before you die. Continue reading 2 of 1000: Classic Restaurants and Hutongs of Beijing