Asia is such a fascinating continent. It’s wildly diverse. It’s mountainous, tropical, rural, urban, populous, remote, affordable, expensive, naturally stunning and architecturally beautiful...all at once! I first visited Asia in 2005 when I traveled to India. I immediately overwhelmed by new sights, smells, tastes and sounds. And I also immediately in love with Asia. I… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!
Vietnam is a pretty great place. However, it had never really been at the top of my must-see locations until we moved to Asia. Then, I discovered low cost airlines that could transport me to relatively unknown places for limited finances. I've now been to Vietnam twice in the past 12 months, because I simply… Continue reading Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit Vietnam
Hanoi is a vibrant city, full of bustling life, bright colors, loud noises and distinct smells. It’s an easy city to get around, by either taxis or just walking. But if you truly want to experience the Hanoi of the Vietnamese, you have to see it on two wheels. Motorbikes rule the road of Hanoi,… Continue reading Vietnam in Vespa Style
When it comes to HaLong Bay, it’s really not about if you go, but how you go. This stunning bay filled with approximately 1,600 jutting limestone mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Any guidebook and any travel blog will recommend experiencing this incredible piece of… Continue reading Why HaLong Bay?
When it comes to HaLong Bay, it’s really not about if you go, but how you go. This stunning bay filled with jutting limestone mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Any guidebook and any travel blog will recommend experiencing this incredible piece of nature when… Continue reading HaLong Bay: The Detailed Experience
The capital city of Vietnam does not disappoint. Full of color, culture, cuisine and character, Hanoi has it's own vibe. The Old Quarter dominates the tourist attractions, but it's more than a tourist trap. The architecture and street life is unlike anything I've seen in Asia. Hanoi is a blend of colonial and modern, similar… Continue reading City Guide: Hanoi, Vietnam
Why is it that food and community make the best memories? We joined a walking group street tour in Hanoi with Hanoi Street Food Tours with fantastic group of fellow travelers and together we were able to experience the authentic street food of Hanoi. I was already a big fan of street food tours after… Continue reading Street Food Hanoi Edition
Our last night in Hanoi, we picked a top rated Trip Advisor restaurant, Purple Cherry. While the evening had a rough start, as the location of the restaurant is actually wrong on Google Maps, we eventually found the correct spot. We met another international couple searching for the same place and we shared a cab.… Continue reading Purple Cherry: Restaurant Review
One dish we were told we had to try in Hanoi was chả cá lăng, a Vietnamese fish with turmeric & dill specifically made famous in Hanoi. We found ourselves trying this famous dish at a brand new restaurant located in the E Central Hotel called appropriately Cha Ca Lang in the Old Quarter. The… Continue reading Cha Ca Lang: Restaurant Review
Home Restaurant in Hanoi is a great spot to grab meal in the city, especially if you are looking for a romantic or upscale night out. Located inside of an authentic French colonial home near the West Lake Hồ Tây, the restaurant feels like you are walking into someone’s house. It’s cozy & inviting, it’s… Continue reading HOME Vietnamese Restaurant: Restaurant Review