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Saigon Street Food

November 5, 2013 10 Comments »

Street food Saigon

There were three ‘rules’ to this Saigon street food tour: We recommend that you don’t drink too much water as it will fill you up too fast. You should pace yourself. Know that you don’t have to eat everything given to you. This is exactly what you want to hear when you take a food […]

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Saigon Unseen

October 22, 2013 15 Comments »

Saigon Unseenfeature

Many travelers talk about wanting have more local experiences – but how far will you go to get access to those experiences? One of the main things locals do in Saigon is ride motorbikes – so would you get on the back of one to ride around like the locals do? Most people think that […]

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Week In-stagram Review

July 12, 2013 1 Comment »

Ha Long Bay pictures

Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then each Friday I will post 5 of my Instagram photos from the current week. CORRECTION – I couldn’t narrow it down to 5 pics this […]

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Week In-Stagram Review

July 5, 2013 8 Comments »

Hanoi attractions

Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then each Friday I will post 5 of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks […]

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A Travel Challenge For You

January 29, 2013 3 Comments »

train in sri lanka

It’s the month of May. You’ve got 31 days to make it from Saigon to Lisbon or Lisbon to Saigon. 15,000 miles (25,000 kilometers). You choose any route you want to take. Choose to stop and spend time wherever you want. Just make the whole journey in the end by rail. GO! The ‘C’ word…it […]

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Pho Lessons

February 9, 2012 15 Comments »

pho

Before I left Vietnam I had a goal – I wanted to learn how to make Pho. I had eaten it a few times a week for a year while living in Ho Chi Minh City, and I never tired of it. The thought of eating boiling hot soup in humid 90 degrees somehow appealed […]

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A Foreign Christmas

December 21, 2011 9 Comments »

Vietnamese families drive to see the Christmas lights

One of the most unusual sites I witnessed in my travels was experiencing Christmas in Asia. I had been living in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam for 3 months when December 25th rolled around. In a country with no real religion, and no westernized consumerism (yet), Vietnam surprised me with their Christmas spirit. Christmas in […]

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A Feast On The Table

November 24, 2010 10 Comments »

pig ears vietnam

It’s Thanksgiving and that means Americans all over the world are giving thanks and stuffing their faces with turkey.  Every time Thanksgiving rolls around, I fondly reminisce about the time I was in Sydney Australia for Thanksgiving and was treated to an amazing turkey and stuffing feast.  Plus the strange and inexplicable dinner entertainment of […]

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