Eating at Xôi Yến Restaurant along Nguyen Huu Huan Street is a must for those visiting the Old Quarter in Hanoi. Virtually a local legend, it is constantly filled with hearty eaters thanks to its delicious sticky rice bowls. Xoi is a traditional Vietnamese dish made from rice and corn and topped […]
Perfect weather at 15 degrees, breath-taking landscapes, wonderful food, friendly people… these are what I remember of my first visit to Hanoi 11 years ago. Did you know that Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam? Yup, it’s not the bustling Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC, formerly Saigon) as many may initially think. Of course […]
Beginning today, I am starting a photographic series featuring mementos from my travels. Shown above are some I have collected from my recent travel to Hanoi, Vietnam. Can you guess what I did? Watch out for my Hanoi series next week! Happy weekend and safe travels, everyone!
*This is a Sponsored Post The Hubby and I miss our out-of-the-country (OOTC) trips. As you probably know, we have been travelling together for as long as we have known each other (which is about 13 years and counting). If we have the budget and the time, we try to celebrate our wedding anniversary […]
In contrast to the sunny Tuscan landscape that I had been daydreaming of for years, the Tuscany that welcomed us was wet and dreary. I was with my team, filming a documentary in Rome. But a couple of days before our shoot wrapped up, we had an opportunity to make a side trip to Florence, […]
Top travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller has named the Philippines as one of the Top 2013 destinations. Ranking second to Brazil, the magazine describes the country of 7,107 islands as ‘heavenly’. I think one of the reasons why travelling here has become so appealing is because of Survivor (US), the latest season of which was […]