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Where To Eat, Drink And Work In Ho Chi Minh City

April 19, 2017

I love Ho Chi Minh City. After spending a month here, I feel like I could actually live in Asia in the long-term. The food is amazing, the city is clean and safe, and the ex-pat and remote working communities are strong and

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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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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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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 Vietnam

Culture Shock: “Uber Motorcycle” Is A Thing

March 17, 2017

When I first heard someone say “I’ll just grab an Uber Moto home from the bar,” I thought it was a joke. But when I logged into my Uber app and saw a motorcycle icon sitting next to the “Uber

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City Guides Vietnam

36 Hours And $5 Dresses In Hoi An

March 17, 2017

Vietnam has a lot of cool destinations (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Ha Long Bay were the other three that I had the chance to experience) but my personal favorite was a tiny historical town outside of Denang called “Hoi An.” Back

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Beauty Vietnam

Do Slimming Treatments Work? I Got Wrapped In Saran Wrap To Find Out

March 15, 2017

My lifestyle hasn’t exactly been the healthiest since moving abroad, and as much as I’m trying to practice self-care while traveling, it’s not so easy to find time to workout while also trying to eat my way through in Ho Chi

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