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David Sovka: Eating, cycling and snorkelling our way to Ho Chi Minh City

David Sovka: Eating, cycling and snorkelling our way to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam’s largest city, also known as Saigon, is the end of the road for our bike trip from Hanoi 1 / 4 Snorkeling for rubbish…

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Vietnam’s largest city, also known as Saigon, is the end of the road for our bike trip from Hanoi 1 / 4 Snorkeling for rubbish off the coast of Nha Trang. David Sovka

Part Five – Evil food, Garbage and Coughing: In which the author tells the truth about food to power, learns what it is like to be Meghan and Harry, and wonders if it’s the garbage that makes Russians so dour

The greeting you most often hear in Vietnam is xin chao, pronounced “sin chow.” I believe it means “evil food” because that’s what happens each time it is wished upon us. Breakfast, lunch and dinner: all cursed. What I’m saying is that despite what you may have heard, the food in Southeast Asia is not so much “good” as it is “dodgy.”

Now, I know this may not be a universally popular position. Some people will say they LOVE the blend of unique flavours from diverse cultures with a hazy grasp of kitchen hygiene. But the thing you have to keep in mind is that those people are CRAZY.

You may have travelled to Southeast Asia yourself and want to argue because you are a bad person: “No way, Dave, the food is great!” What you’re forgetting is that you were high out of your mind the entire time. You’re probably high right now, and should go have a good lie down.

Sure, the Canadian version of Vietnamese food is delicious. This is because we have […]

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