Kublai

Chicago BYOB

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RuxbinYuzuBeing a foodie I love to try all of the Michelin star restaurants and high end eateries but my favorite part about Chicago is that we have amazing BYOB restaurants which can save a lot of money.  I bring to you Chicago’s top BYOB restaurants.. Or at least my favorites. Briciola-Amazing Italian BYOB Chilam Balam-Mexican […]
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A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I Ate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Pairs Well With…Malaysia + Sipping + Sampling + Pushing Food Boundaries Riddle me this: how do you go to another country not eat everything?  If anyone has the answer, please let me know.  Eating, like life, is a balancing act.  The way I figured, all the walking and workouts would balance out the u-turns in... The post A Girl’s Gotta Eat: All The Things I...
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Singapore: Modern Architectural City in a Garden

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Prior to departing for Vietnam from Malaysia, and after I had finished my last round of medication for giardiasis (which you can read about here), a few friends of mine and I took a weekend trip to Singapore. Having worked for a number of multi-national companies whose APAC headquarters are located in Singapore, I have always dreamt of visiting the city (which also has the...
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Kublaites

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We are the remote travelers for four months, one year or forever. The passion, soul and lust for life runs through us together. This is not a gap year or a vacation, we are working, traveling and on a cultural exploration.   Coca and Beach are slaying it even when it gets intense.  All of […]
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Ho Chi Minh City Accommodations and Workspace

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Accommodations-Somerset This month our group is split into 2 different locations about 5 minutes away from each other.  The accommodations are really nice.  We have a tennis court, pool coming soon and a café.  The rooms are really clean with a lot of closet space.  Bonus is that they come clean our rooms everyday M-F. […]
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Week 8 – Singapore Slinging

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Singapore!! Did I really need a business meeting AND an educational meeting to come here? Singapore has always dragged me into its promise somehow! What an interesting place and blend of cultures. From sci-fi architecture of the financial hub, to Chinese immigrant influence, to hipster districts – this city has got it all, if you dare to look beyond the obvious! Cheers to that, and...
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Dealing with a Surprise Cleanse While Traveling & Asian Wellness: Thai Massage, Ear Candling, & Float Therapy

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It’s hard to believe I have already been on Remote Year for a full month. Time is flying by, and there is not a moment of the day that hasn’t been filled with an activity. I’m having a blast, making new friends, and enjoying immersing myself in Malaysian culture. Mid-way through the month, however, my new lifestyle started to take its toll and my overall...
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Popular Food and Drinks Malaysia

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Cuisine in Malaysia in rich in vibrant flavors and spices and has eclectic influences. Although you can walk down any street and find 100’s of different options and variations I will highlight some popular choices. Durian (Fruit) Roti Canai (Flatbread) Apam Balik (Stuffed Pancake) Teh Tarek (Pulled Tea) Nasi Lemak (Rice Cooked in coconut milk) […]
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The Mayor & Me (What You Don’t Know About South St. Paul)

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Pairs Well With… South St. Paul Pride + Excitement – Great Things to Come The Mayor and Me.  Me and The Mayor.  Either way, it has a nice ring, don’t you think? One of the things I love about life is crossing paths by happenstance. You can’t always know where a simple hello, a kind... The post The Mayor & Me (What You Don’t Know...
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“Made in Malaysia” – The 3 Profound Lessons I Learned from its History and Culture

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Malaysia, a country that is known for its incredible diversity, colonial history, stunning nature, home to many beautiful yet endangered species, dying remainders of rainforest, and some of the most friendly people I have ever encountered. Many colonizing countries have wanted their share of it, including the Portuguese, the British and the Dutch, all leaving their trademark in the architecture and culture, the language and...
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