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Nguyen-ing Eats, Travels, and Finds

Sharing our "winning" favorites from around the world

Favorite tapas bar in Barcelona – Quimet y Quimet

Don’t let the line dissuade you – you have to go to this tiny tapas bar in El Poble-sec neighborhood that serves up creative, delectable bites with super fresh ingredients. Continue reading “Favorite tapas bar in Barcelona – Quimet y Quimet”

A fairytale village & sweet treats in Alsace region (Colmar, France)

Strolling through, essentially, the real-life version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast village. (That’s me in the photo!) Continue reading “A fairytale village & sweet treats in Alsace region (Colmar, France)”

Surprise in Basel – Dinner at Rubino Restaurant

Basel has a bad rep for an uninspiring food scene, but you just have to know where to look! The quality of Swiss produce and food items is excellent Continue reading “Surprise in Basel – Dinner at Rubino Restaurant”

48-hrs in Hong Kong

On our way to Vietnam this past May, I got a chance to stop by a city I’ve been dreaming about visiting since I was a kid: Hong Kong! I watched a lot of TVB dramas (Hong Kong dramas) Continue reading “48-hrs in Hong Kong”

That one time I ate 22 courses … (Dinner at Geranium)

The biggest food splurge of my life (so far), but the most memorable dining experience to date. This was an Experience with a capital E! Continue reading “That one time I ate 22 courses … (Dinner at Geranium)”

The dangers of too much travel – being a plant murderer

My sweet, Swiss neighbor gave me this bonsai tree as a welcome gift. On the left, what it looked like Continue reading “The dangers of too much travel – being a plant murderer”

The Italian-Swiss life, part two – Lugano, Switzerland

In addition to being a beautiful town to explore, Lugano was a lovely food vacation from the typical Swiss fare. Though still expensive (as all Swiss things are), Continue reading “The Italian-Swiss life, part two – Lugano, Switzerland”

The Italian-Swiss life, part one – Lugano, Switzerland

This past weekend my friend Elle and I forgot it was a three-day holiday, so we booked a last-minute lake vacation in Lugano. Switzerland is primarily split Continue reading “The Italian-Swiss life, part one – Lugano, Switzerland”

Musings from the train

I now live in Switzerland. It’s crazy.

Similar to my NYC residence, the move only entered my realm of reality a year before it happened. I never dreamed Continue reading “Musings from the train”

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