May 18, 2021

Hanoi is Wabi-Sabi

“It’s hard to find someone here that stays long enough that you can really fall in love,” I said to Simone, with a lit Kent in my right hand. The smoke circled, hovered a bit before it disappeared in Ha Noi’s surprisingly blue summer sky. The day started gloomy, the […]
February 19, 2020

QUY NHON TRAVEL GUIDE 2020 | Travel Thoughts, Where to Stay, Things to Do, and Where to Eat,

This Quy Nhon Travel Guide covers all the essentials you need to make your trip to Quy Nhon memorable and smooth. FEB 2020­––Our taxi driver from the airport has a customized playlist for his foreign passengers. “Let it Go” made it to the cut. Me singing along would make him […]
June 10, 2019
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New HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 | 51 Things to Do in Hanoi, the Touristy, Local, and Expatish

UPDATED HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 | In a tail-end of a long-term trip and long relationship, I arrived in Hanoi in cool October 2017 with a heavy heart and wheeled backpack, ballooning body and credit card bill, and a very light savings barely enough to cover rent and essentials for […]