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#MyTravelDiary Vietnam

#MyTravelDiary: I Caught A Catfish With My Bare Hands On The Mekong Delta

April 14, 2017

I’ve never been what you would call “outdoorsy.” The last time I went on a hike I was 13 (and only because it was camp-mandated) and my friends took to calling me “Wilderness Barbie” while I tried not to get

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Vietnam

Hotel Highlight: The Hotel Des Artes, Saigon

April 5, 2017

I was named after a character from the Woody Allen short story “Life Without Zoe.” In the movie, Zoe is the late-80’s version of Eloise, and lives in a luxury hotel in New York City. I used to watch the

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Culture Myanmar

Culture Shock: The One Legged Rowers Of Inle Lake

March 31, 2017

As a full time traveling remote worker (who also has lives with her boyfriend, calls her mom once a day, texts with her friends/siblings often, goes out all the time and waxes her entire body regularly) I  tend to make a

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Asia Beauty

I Shaved My Face In Asia And Am Completely Obsessed

March 31, 2017

I was once in a job interview with a Korean-American beauty director who asked me what I thought the next new “big” thing in beauty was going to be. “At-home dermaplaning, where you sort of shave your face with a razor,”

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Vietnam

24 Hours And Some (Kind Of Creepy) Water Puppets In Hanoi

March 29, 2017

Having lived in Ho Chi Minh City for a month, I was very curious about what to expect when I got to Hanoi. I had heard a lot of mixed reviews, ranging from “It’s so much better than Ho Chi

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#MyTravelDiary Myanmar

#MyTravelDiary: Seeing The Sunset In Bagan Isn’t Just About The Instagram Photo

March 29, 2017

When I landed at the Bagan airport on the morning of my one day in the ancient city, there was only one thing on my mind: Seeing the sunset. I have been staring at a photo of the setting Southeast

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City Guides Myanmar

24 Hours And Infinity Buddhas in Yangon

March 28, 2017

I have to admit — when my mom suggested spending the last five days of her Southeast Asia trip in Myanmar, I didn’t really get it. TBH,  The only things I knew about the country, formerly known as “Burma,” was

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Myanmar

7 Actually Important Things You Need To Know Before Going To Myanmar

March 26, 2017

Myanmar is cool AF. It may not be as popular as Thailand or Vietnam (or Cambodia or Singapore or Hong Kong or… You get the picture), but as someone who’s done her fair share of bopping around South East Asia, I

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Culture Vietnam

How To Eat Pho Like A Pro

March 25, 2017

I’ve been eating Pho since junior year of college, when someone told me it was the absolute best way to cure a hangover. Between the salt in the broth and the carbs in the noodles, it really does work (trust

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Culture Myanmar

Culture Shock: Understanding “Betel Leaves,” AKA Asian Chewing Tobacco

March 25, 2017

A gross, little-known fact about me: I’ve tried chewing tobacco. I was a junior in college, and was in the process of pledging a “Business fraternity.” It was the last night of pledging (otherwise known as “retreat,” otherwise known as

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