Pho

There were a million and one reasons why I thought I would fall in love with Vietnam. Vietnamese steeet food was not one of them. It’s not that I didn’t expect to like the food, more that food usually doesn’t rank really high on my travel radar, especially in places like Southeast Asia. Don’t get…

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Homestays are a common accommodation option throughout much of the world, especially in Southeast Asia. As a traveller, it’s a great way to have a more authentic and local experience; to see the local way of life and to meet some friendly people. Usually, I love homestays, and after a good recommendation from a friend,…

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Hong Kong pan fried buns

When I reached out to friends, family, and other travellers for suggestions on where to go and what to do in Hong Kong, I was flooded with amazing ideas. But one in particular kept popping up: go for dim sum at Tim Ho Wan. For those unfamiliar with the name, Tim Ho Wan is famous…

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Ho Chi Minh City in 1 Day

When I stepped down from the bus I took from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh city I was ready to hate it. To be honest, I originally planned on avoiding this Vietnamese city, for what I thought was good reason. I had been told over and over again that it was overrated, too hectic…

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I stared out the window of my shuttle van into the streets of Luang Prabang, the ‘New York City’ of Laos. As I watched the locals slowly setting up for the nightly market and the tourists strolling hand in hand past the shops with fresh fruit shakes in hand, I didn’t quite understand the NYC…

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