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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”

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Hello, Hanoi!

Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda), Hanoi
Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda), Hanoi

By far, Hanoi is my favorite city in Vietnam. It’s not as crazy, flashy, and glitzy as Saigon Continue reading “Hello, Hanoi!”

Indochine Adventurers Apply Within

Wet Market Hoi An, central Vietnam
Wet Market Hoi An, central Vietnam

One of the most frequently asked travel questions I get is about Vietnam…when to go, where to go, Continue reading “Indochine Adventurers Apply Within”

Pho-nominal Find in Hanoi: Part II: The Rise and Fall of a Vegetarian

No shilly-shallying! Take the picture fast and fast and get to business. There's no loitering in this place.
No shilly-shallying! Take the picture fast and get to business. There’s no loitering in this place.

Surprisingly, pho in Vietnam (north and south) ranks somewhere between horrible and barely passable. Continue reading “Pho-nominal Find in Hanoi: Part II: The Rise and Fall of a Vegetarian”

Pho-nominal Find in Hanoi: Part I: A Dissertation on Pho

Mama N makes the best pho, hands down. Continue reading “Pho-nominal Find in Hanoi: Part I: A Dissertation on Pho”

Cigarette Packs In Vietnam

Effective? Maybe if everyone in VN who smoked could read English … Continue reading “Cigarette Packs In Vietnam”

Nguyen-ing Photo: Wet Cakes In A Hut In Vietnam

Continue reading “Nguyen-ing Photo: Wet Cakes In A Hut In Vietnam”

Smoke, Lines, and Locals

…Or how to embrace street food and live to tell the tale. Continue reading “Smoke, Lines, and Locals”

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