The coolest neighbourhood in Saigon
Greetings from Saigon.
I’m trying something different with the newsletter where I’ll send a newsletter if I have a new blog post that week. I want to get into a regular publishing schedule, so I will see if this keeps me accountable. Plus I’m finding so many good articles that I think they are better sent on a weekly basis.
I’ll still do the monthly roundup (“Where I’m At”) on the blog, so here will be extra news that isn’t blogged.
I’ve been using getrevue.co for the newsletter, which is more user friendly for link roundups, and easier to use. I’m also finding that more readers reply to the newsletter with this new format. Feel free to comment on the newsletter by hitting reply!
~ James Clark
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The grand trees of downtown Saigon getting cut down for the subway construction.
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