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Motorbike Meditation Session & Exploring a Forbidden City in Central Vietnam

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Entering a Forbidden City After a week in Ho Chi Minh City, it was time to hit the road on a motorbike and explore other parts of Vietnam. I set off on a one and a half week journey, taking a one-hour flight north to Hue (pronounced Hoo-way), located on the banks of the Perfume River in central Vietnam. It is the home of the last...
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A World Afloat

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  The Mighty Mekong Delta has 9 rivers and canals bustling with floating markets.  Amid the various forms of commerce is peace and tranquility only typically experiences in the small towns and country sides.  Get lost on the Mekong and you will find a world that you never knew existed. Featured photo taken by Jay […]
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Will The Real Wayan Please Stand Up? (Adventures in Bali)

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Pairs Well With…”The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem Last month, I made a visit to Bali, one of the places on my travel bucket list.  I spent many years dreaming of teal pools and sandy beaches in quiet, serene surroundings, the kind that offers solitude and inspires my writing.  For a while, I romanticized my Remote Year trip... The post Will The Real Wayan Please Stand Up? (Adventures...
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Walking on Water – Finding Balance on the Mekong Delta, the Beaches of Vietnam, and HCMC

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After spending a few days getting settled into dizzying Saigon (which you can read about here), I was in need of an escape from the city and the water was calling my name. If you find yourself in Saigon, there are a few fantastic day trips in the vicinity, including the Mekong Delta and Vung Tau – two destinations located on or near the water....
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Borneo’s Wilderness: Orangutans, Longhouses and Waterfalls

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Showering under a waterfall, snacking bananas with orangutans, head-hunting like the indigenous tribes of Borneo! This surely has been the wildest experience so far! Join us and watch how we explore Western Sarawak on Borneo!
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Good Morning Vietnam: A Westerner’s View on a fast-growing Country under Communist Regime

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Vietnam. A country that triggers memories for many and has seen one war after the next within the last century. The Chinese, French, Japanese, Americans – everyone wanted a piece of this strategically well-situated country in the South China Sea. Movies like “Apocalypse Now”, the post-traumatic condition of many US veterans and the realization that communism managed to maneuver out one of the most powerful...
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Let’s Try Something New

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As the saying goes, there’s a first time for everything. Traveling the world allows you to grow in many ways but experiencing something new is always a growth experience. In the month and I half I have been traveling I have already done so many things for the first time which has allowed me to […]
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Oh, The Places You’ll Phở

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Pairs Well With…Chopsticks + Culture in a Bowl + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner You. Yeah, you. The one thinking “Doesn’t she know that phở is pronounced FA (not FO)?”  Well, yes, yes I do.  But let’s be honest, the annunciation as FO lends itself to many more jokes.  So, for the sake of humoring myself, bear with... The post Oh, The Places You’ll Phở appeared first on...
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Buckle your Seat Belt: My New Vietnamese Home & First Impressions

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First Impressions of Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon I’m well into my second week of living in Vietnam, and I’m still trying to get my bearings. When you land in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon and still called that by most, it doesn’t take you long to realize that everything is coming at you fast and furious…motorbikes, people, and life in...
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Why You Should Drink Coconut Water On The Daily

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I am not a nutritionist so take my advice with a grain of salt but because I love real coconut water so much I wanted to share my perceived benefits. It is delicious It is fun to watch them cut the coconut and hope they don’t chop a finger off Usually the coconut sellers are […]
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