May 18, 2021

Hanoi is Wabi-Sabi

Hanoi for expats is definitely different from Hanoi for the locals. “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 […]
February 19, 2020

QUY NHON TRAVEL GUIDE 2022 | 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. If I want to avoid as many Hanoi faces as possible, I either go to Quy Nhon, Tuy Hoa for an affordable escape. This part of Vietnam FEB 2020­––Our […]
June 10, 2019
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New HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE 2022 | 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 […]