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Eat & Explore: New Orleans

Eat & Explore: New Orleans

New Orleans has been at the top of my intra-US travel list for a while. And it finally happened, though it nearly didn’t. Let’s just say, trying to make a 7am flight after landing past midnight from a different trip isn’t the world’s best idea. […]

Puttanesca Pasta Recipe

Puttanesca Pasta Recipe

I’d been eating a ton of olives, anchovies, and other ‘smelly’ foods while in Spain and my jetlagged self remembered that these were also the key ingredients to puttanesca at around 3am while unable to sleep. I went to the market the next morning (read: […]

Scenes of Saigon [photo diary]

Scenes of Saigon [photo diary]

Sharing some moments I captured during my week in Saigon. They don’t do the craziness of the city any justice.

Saigon Food Guide

Saigon Food Guide

Oh, Saigon. I have so many mixed feelings about this place — I encountered some of the rudest people of my whole trip here but also some of the kindest. I had some of the best eats in Vietnam and almost some of my worst. […]

What to eat in Hanoi and where to eat it

What to eat in Hanoi and where to eat it

With the exception of a bowl of pho in Paris and a banh mi in KL (which were both terrible mistakes), I’ve forced myself to resist the temptation of getting Vietnamese food during the last six months, all in anticipation of coming to Vietnam. I’ve […]

Chasing Waterfalls in Koh Phangan

Chasing Waterfalls in Koh Phangan

After spending a few days at a resort in Koh Phangan, I went back to the backpacker life and stayed at a hostel on Koh Phangan, which ended up being the best decision. I chose to stay at Jungle Vibes after reading all the positive […]