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Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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अक्षय कुमार की ‘पैडमैन’ ने किया कमाल, पहले सप्ताहांत में ही की झटपट कमाई!

by Sonam @ NTD India

अक्षय कुमार, राधिका आप्टे और सोनम कपूर की फिल्म “पैडमैन” तारीफ पर तारीफ बटोर रही है। आम दर्शकों से लेकर समीक्षकों तक से फिल्म को सकारात्मक प्रतिक्रियाएँ ही मिल रही हैं, जिसका असर बॉक्स ऑफिस पर साफ दिखाई दे रहा है। फिल्म ने पहले वीकेंड पर ही अपना बजट पार कर लिया है। #Padman ‘ ...

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Air Cocaine: the Wild, True Story of Drug-Running, Arms Smuggling and Contras at a Backwoods Airstrip in the Clintons’ Arkansas

Air Cocaine: the Wild, True Story of Drug-Running, Arms Smuggling and Contras at a Backwoods Airstrip in the Clintons’ Arkansas


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On March 16, 1986, President Ronald Reagan went on national television to make a desperate pitch for the restoration of congressional aid to the Nicaraguan Contras. This particular war had never been popular with Americans, who stubbornly remained indifferent to lurid scenarios proffered by the Great Communicator that the Sandinistas might sweep north through Guatemala and Mexico to menace Texas. So Reagan deployed a new tactic, denouncing the Sandinistas as a regime that had its hand in the drug trade.For the previous six months, Oliver North and his colleagues at the National Security Council and the CIA had been leaking stories to the Washington press corps charging that the leadership of the Nicaraguan government, including Defense Minister Humberto Ortega, was in league with the Medellin cartel and with Fidel Castro in a hemisphere –wide cocaine-trafficking network. On that March evening, Reagan displayed a series of grainy photographs purporting to show Sandinista officials loading duffel bags of cocaine in a C-123K military transport plane destined for Miami, Florida. More

夏 in Kyoto: Hotel Anteroom and Cafe Hunting

夏 in Kyoto: Hotel Anteroom and Cafe Hunting

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Kyoto is charming because it’s both a place for traditional Japanese crafts, as well as trend-setting designs. I’ve visited Kyoto a couple times now, but every time I find myself discovering new cafes, traditional woodhouse machiya’s (町屋), and beautiful hideouts. This trip, I chose to not visit as many historical sites in Kyoto, mainly because I wanted to explore more of Kyoto’s growing cafe and creative scene where young Japanese artists are trying to blend modern touches with traditional craftsmanship in various fields. Japan Handmade is an example of this–you’ll see some of their creative aesthetics in the pictures of Kaikado Cafe below. FUN FACT: This time around, my dates coincided with the annual summer festival in Kyoto, the Gion Matsuri. While I didn’t participate in any festival events, a lot of restaurants I visited had special menus and tea sets for the matsuri. If you’re interested in watching the iconic float processions in honor of the festival for your visit, here’s a more comprehensive guide. There’s a 夏 in Kyoto Part II coming soon, which will …

iKnow Founder Brian Caleda

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

AsiaLIFE gets up close and personal with Mac whisperer Brian Caleda, founder of the popular iKnow computer repair store in Thao Dien. Photo by Romain ...

You must visit this hidden gem in Old Dubai

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

If you are visiting Dubai, you have to take some time to spend at Al Bastakiya, a beautiful artsy meets heritage neighbourhood in Old Dubai, situated on the Deira Creek side of town. Situated along the...

The Fires of South Africa

by Ilana Sharlin Stone @ Life & Thyme

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A Turkish Coffee Tradition

by Oren Peleg @ Life & Thyme

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The Lunch Lady's Vietnamese noodle recipe finally in Hong Kong

The Lunch Lady's Vietnamese noodle recipe finally in Hong Kong


WOM Guide Hong Kong

New restaurant Cô Thành just opened, Hongkongers no longer have to fly over to try this amazing flavour

The Soulfulness of Mallorca

by Deepi Ahluwalia @ Life & Thyme

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As Long As Rights Are Trampled, There Will Be Forced Migration

by Roy Bourgeois – Margaret Knapke @ www.counterpunch.org

Jorge García is no “bad hombre.” Before being deported to Mexico in mid-January, he was a hard-working, tax-paying landscaper in Michigan. He’s also a husband and father — although now an absent one. Many deportees — most, like García, good people — return to countries they no longer know, some of them unable to speak More

Spotlight: Floristry at M&L

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Spotlight series.  What’s it called? Floristry at M&L What’s it all about? Looking to express your affection or appreciation through a thoughtful gift? Floristry at M&L might have what you’re searching for. In addition to your usual bouquets — arranged in the florist’s signature “wild” style for a more natural look — flower jars, home fragrances […]

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Felix in Greenbelt 5

Felix in Greenbelt 5

by EdibleCravings @ Edible Cravings

Felix is one of the restaurants at the restaurant strip in Greenbelt 5. Sometime in February, I ate here with Ivan’s family in celebration of his birthday. Read on to see and read about our orders. Gen San is the reason why I keep coming back to Felix. Gen San a devilishly spicy tuna with garden […]

Vietnam spends US$5.4 million a day importing fruit pre-Tet

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

It means that nearly US$5.4 million is being used to buy foreign fruit every day.Thailand remained the leading supplier of fruit and vegetables to Vietnam with a value of nearly US$73 million in January, trailed by China with approximately US$39 million, and the US with about US$19 million.Other markets such as the Republic of Korea […]

When Spielberg Did D-Day

by Chris Welzenbach @ www.counterpunch.org

Twenty years ago Saving Private Ryan arrived on movie screens to great acclaim.  “Steven Spielberg has taken Hollywood’s depiction of war to a new level,” gushed David Ansen in his Newsweek review while Janet Maslin in The New York Times hailed it as “Steven Spielberg’s soberly magnificent new war film” and Roger Ebert called it More

Thrash Zone Yokohama

by Books Bites Brews @ Books Bites Brews

In the quieter side of Yokohama, on the other side of the highway from the department stores and their basements of food, and a five to ten minute walk north from Yokohama station, lies what to me was the best beer...

25 Degrees – Festive X’tra Special Burgers!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

A couple of weeks ago 25 Degrees (official Facebook page) was handed the “Best American Burger in Thailand” award by the U.S. Embassy. Their “Knockout Burger” was made with a rye wheat brioche bun, spicy aioli topped beef patty,  crowned with a tempura battered fried slice of Washington apple and melted sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. …

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The FBI’s Guilt By Musical Association

by James Bovard @ www.counterpunch.org

Should the feds be permitted to vilify anyone who is not a choirboy as if they were a criminal suspect? Unfortunately, local, state, and federal agencies have a long history of targeting, harassing, and entrapping fans of untraditional music. Because so many innocuous activities have become criminalized in recent decades, it has never been easier More

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

I have to say one of the best things about being an American expat living in Shanghai is being able to enjoy both Chinese and American holidays.  Like many holidays around the world, Chinese holidays are focused around tradition, getting together with family and friends and having a big feast.  It’s also an added bonus that many holidays here are celebrated over the course of several days and some times even up to a full week. Tomorrow is the official […]

The Flip Side

by Stef Ferrari @ Life & Thyme

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क्या आप जानते हैं कि, इस जेल में आप ₹500 देकर जेल जीवन का अनुभव ले सकते हैं!

by Amit kumar jha @ NTD India

क्या आप जानते हैं, 1. तेलंगाना में स्थित 220 साल पुराने जेल को अब संग्राहलय का रूप दे दिया गया है। 2. कोई भी इस जेल में ₹500 देकर 24 घंटे तक रह सकता है और जेल का अनुभव कर सकता है। 3. इस पहल को “फील द जेल” नाम दिया गया है। 4. पर्यटक ...

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New Restaurant: Cô Thành, the Vietnamese Lunch Lady, Arrives in Hong Kong

New Restaurant: Cô Thành, the Vietnamese Lunch Lady, Arrives in Hong Kong


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We can't wait to sink our chopsticks into this lady's Vietnamese street food

Penang (Day 132): George Town, a Hawker’s Delight

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 10, 2016 We woke up this morning and looked at the calendar. Exactly one week until we’re home. So crazy! We read that Sundays in George Town are very quiet so we had a leisurely morning ourselves. We’re both getting a bit of a cold, so today is mostly going to be a rest day … Continue reading "Penang (Day 132): George Town, a Hawker’s Delight"

Visit Dusseldorf Innside and out

by Mitch @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Dusseldorf is becoming a destination visited more and more by Germans and people all over the globe for leisure instead of business. With its proximity to the Rhine River and closeness to the rest of...

Assault on Nui Sam, Pagoda Mountain of the Mekong

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Journey to the top of Sam Mountain, the Mekong's tallest peak and home to dozens of shrines and pagodas...and dogs.

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Vietnam’s Lessons and the U.S. Culture of Violence

by Lawrence Davidson @ www.counterpunch.org

By the time of the Tet offensive, the Vietnam War had degenerated into mutual slaughter. The U.S. ended up killing some 3 million Vietnamese, many of them civilians. The massacre at My Lai on 16 March 1968, has often been cited as the “singular” American example of such criminal behavior. It was on this date that a company of soldiers of the 23rd Americal Division murdered, without provocation, 504 peasant villagers of all ages and both sexes. More

Life After Bourdain: Reuniting with the Lunch Lady

Life After Bourdain: Reuniting with the Lunch Lady


Gastronomy

I’ve been thinking a lot about Nguyen Thi Thanh ever since departing from Saigon in the summer of 2008. In the three years since I first sat down to interview her, there’s no doubt that her l…

City Guide Singapore

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The City Guide Singapore gives you a comprehensive guide of the fascinating city-state. Along with Monaco and Vatican City, Singapore is one of three modern day city-states. Located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula and home to 5.5 million citizens, this densely populated country is rich in monetary wealth and diversity. It also boasts […]

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Fake News by Omission: the Haiti Example

by William Blum @ www.counterpunch.org

“I’m happy to have a president that will bluntly speak the truth in negotiations,” Eric Prince commented on Breitbart News. “If the president says some places are shitholes, he’s accurate.”  Thus did Mr. Eric Prince pay homage to Mr. Donald Trump. Prince of course being the renowned founder of Blackwater, the private army which in September More

New Coffee Shops to Stop By This Season

by Karen Chiang @ The Loop HK

If you’re having a love-hate relationship with the Hong Kong cold just like we are right now, you are probably also looking for some new coffee shops to settle in with a warm mug of flat white or hot cocoa to nestle up against. Don’t worry, we’ve got just the tried-and-tested list (listed in alphabetical […]

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Recipe:  Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote

Recipe: Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Mixed Berry Compote

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

There’s been a serious heat wave hitting Shanghai this summer with record temperatures soaring well over 100°F for weeks.  I’ve been trying to keep my daily outside adventures to a minimum, staying indoors where it’s nice and cool.  Naturally, the last thing this heat makes me want to do is to do any serious roasting or baking.  Plus, one downside of living in a small apartment is that during the summer when the oven is on the whole place heats up […]

Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

Adobo Pizza & Meatball House – Wow!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

Last month I discovered the La Tasca restaurant dishing out some seriously delicious, unique, and large portioned tapas at very reasonable prices. One thing I didn’t mention in that article was that as soon as my gal and I entered we saw another couple dining on a fusion masala meatball pizza. It looked absolutely amazing! …

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A Brunch Affair at the Commune Social

A Brunch Affair at the Commune Social

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

The Commune Social is my current go-to spot in Shanghai. I love their beautifully-curated brunch menu and the restaurant’s desserts are simply to die for. Plus, it’s located in a stunning space designed by famed Shanghai-based architects Neri & Hu. Good food and a trendy vibe? Be still my heart. For brunch, the set menu is 188RMB for 3 dishes of your choice. Plates are brought out tapas style and great for sharing. I like that you can add additional plates for 68RMB, which is overall a steal for the quality of food you get. I’ve been wanting to share this restaurant for a while now because a lot of readers visiting Shanghai have asked me what are some of my favorite spots. The team behind Commune Social (led by Chef Jason Atherton with Kim+Scott Melvin) are incredibly talented and I genuinely love how well crafted each dish is. The Commune Social doesn’t take reservations, so queues on the weekend can be 1hour+. If you don’t like waiting, either go early on weekends or visit for their …

The Floating Forest of Long An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Only 100km west of Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Lap Floating Forest is an enchanted patch of wetland where cajeput trees rise from the black, swampy waters, creating beguiling corridors through which canoes glide and raised walkways wind.... Continue reading

Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach a homeschool class of lower primary-aged kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from January to June next year (2018)..

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Christmas 2017: What’s on my holiday menu this year?

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Our family celebrates Christmas, and that’s less than a couple of weeks away. My, how time flies. Following the likes of my post on our Thanksgiving menu last month, I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making in our kitchen for this year’s Christmas dinner. Since the hubs and I hosted his family […]

The Lunch Lady of Saigon

The Lunch Lady of Saigon


The Marocharim Experiment

Saigon: a tide of motorcycles, tourists, and lately, American culture. Where East met West, both in war and peace. Where Old meets New, both in love and trepidation. Where Viet Cong hats and rubber…

Fast Food Eats: Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger

Fast Food Eats: Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger

by EdibleCravings @ Edible Cravings

Since it’s inevitable for one person to avoid eating at fast food chains, I’ll start a themed post called Fast Food Eats wherein I review what I ate at the fast food chains. Let’s start with Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger is the newest burger in Wendy’s menu. This burger has 100% U.S. […]

Lady’s 9 Perfect Date Ideas for London

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

Valentine’s Day is coming. As if you didn’t know. If you’re like me, you’re scrambling for a date idea at the last minute. Or trying to find romantic places in London. Or boycotting the whole thing. But once the rose-infused chaos subsides, there are plenty of other days to go on dates. So if you’re […] Read more...

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The Lunch Lady (Nguyen Thi Thanh) in Ho Chi Minh - Personal in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola

The Lunch Lady (Nguyen Thi Thanh) in Ho Chi Minh - Personal in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - Justgola


Justgola

Ms Nguyen Thi Thanh is The Lunch Lady. An international street food star, her modest stall in Saigon is packed daily with locals, tourists, bloggers and journalists.

Coffee Wonderland at Shanghai’s Starbucks Reserve

Coffee Wonderland at Shanghai’s Starbucks Reserve

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Shanghai’s very own Starbucks Reserve finally opened this past week, and lines are out the door to get into this coffee wonderland. I do find myself intrigued by Starbucks’ unique locations around the world but this time especially, I was enamored by Shanghai’s Starbucks Reserve experience. “The complete and total commitment to the immersive experience of coffee craft” It was indeed an experience to visit, especially since Starbucks Reserve in Shanghai paired up with Alibaba to create an integrative augmented reality (AR) experience through the Taobao APP. Each step of the coffee roasting process can be seen through AR. Even better, it was amazing to listen & watch the overhead ‘Symphony’ pipes transfer roasted coffee beans to the silos. Every time the beans passed through, it sent a satisfying jingle (and a wave of applause) throughout the floor. So what was my first impression? Jam packed, beautifully designed, and full of holiday cheer. I will admit I don’t drink Starbucks often in Shanghai, as I normally opt for local coffee shops. However, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery is definitely …

मज़ेदार ख़बर! दीपिका, रणवीर और सलमान की माँ, करण जौहर के घर पर मिले! देखिए तसवीरें!

by Sonam @ NTD India

“क्या करण जौहर (Karan Johar), दीपिका पादुकोण (Deepika Padukone), रणवीर सिंह (Ranveer Singh) और सलमान खान (Salman Khan) के साथ एक फिल्म बनाने की योजना बना रहे हैं?” इन तस्वीरों को देखने के बाद कोई भी ऐसा ही सोचेगा और इस बात के लिए हम आपको दोष नहीं देंगे। आम तौर पर जब सेलिब्रिटी किसी ...

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Travel:  Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia | Street Food Crawl

Travel: Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia | Street Food Crawl

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

“Food is essential to life, therefore make it good.” – S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A, and inventor of the chicken sandwich If it’s not obvious already, my husband and I love food.  When we sit down for breakfast, we ponder what’s for lunch.  When we’re eating lunch, we debate what to eat for dinner. And in the midst of dinner, we start game planning what we’ll eat tomorrow.  Is that weird or wrong?  Well, good food makes me happy, […]

If Only They’d Asked

by Christopher Brauchli @ www.counterpunch.org

Responsible journalism is journalism responsible, in the last analysis, to the editor’s own conviction of what, whether interesting or only important, is in the public interest. — Walter Lippman, Address at the International Press Institute We all make mistakes.  As prestigious a publication as the Wall Street Journal has just proved it. In the case of More

The King and the Court Jester: Jordan Peterson and Donald Trump

by Joseph Grosso @ www.counterpunch.org

It is interesting to ponder how historians a century from now will analyze the day-to-day reality of the Trump years. From the tedious everyday hissy fits on Twitter, the endless, boisterous self-glorification, the moment-by-moment interpretation and arguing about a president’s very words and motives by cable news talking heads, even the future Gore Vidals or More

Ho Chi Minh City (Day 98): Independence Palace, Street Food, and Sweat

by Kaitlyn Mah @ The Lunch Lady – Where to, Gumshoe?

June 6, 2016 When you get one whiff of scooter exhaust, incense, and ripe tropical fruit all at once, you know exactly where you are – in SE Asia. It’s our first time in Vietnam so we’re both pretty excited to explore the country. Our last trip to SE Asia was a two week trip to Thailand … Continue reading "Ho Chi Minh City (Day 98): Independence Palace, Street Food, and Sweat"

The Lunch Lady, Saigon

The Lunch Lady, Saigon


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The Lunch Lady is a nondescript food stall on the outskirts of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It has become a must-visit attraction in Saigon since being featured in Anthony Bourdain&#821…

Chinese New Year banners for good luck

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

Leading up to Chinese New Year, it’s not uncommon to see banners of four-letter sayings or single characters hung up on the front doors of homes — in the traditional auspicious colors of red and gold, of course. The signs — either in a diamond or vertical banner shape — are usually placed in entrances […]

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Cô Thành Set to Bring A Taste of Vietnam This Summer

Cô Thành Set to Bring A Taste of Vietnam This Summer


Hong Kong Tatler

A restaurant inspired by Ho Chi Minh’s city’s food icon “The Lunch Lady” opens this summer

Sunshine Box Launch: La Maison 夜来香 x WUJIE 大蔬无界

Sunshine Box Launch: La Maison 夜来香 x WUJIE 大蔬无界

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

I’m so excited to share with everybody a project I’ve been working on for the past couple of months! Sunshine Box is a box of seasonal, organic vegetables that is now available to all families in Shanghai. The idea behind Sunshine Box is bridging urban and rural communities through wholesome and sustainably grown natural produce. That is why we get our produce from Rainbow of Hope (ROH), a social enterprise dedicated to empowering farmers by providing them with reliable income via sustainable agricultural practices. Because we know you are what you eat, all Sunshine Box produce is grown without any insecticides, pesticides, growth hormones, or chemical fertilizers. We kicked off the launch of Sunshine Box with a dinner launch party at La Maison 夜来香, a stunning restaurant in Shanghai’s French Concession area. In order to really feature the Sunshine Box, the entire dinner affair was made with ingredients directly shipped over from Sunshine Box’s farms in Western Hunan. Together, Chef Pol Garcia from La Maison & Chef Ivan Xu from WUJIE on the Bund, created a beautifully innovative vegetarian menu for the night. The resulting 6-course prix fixe menu showcased an …

Hidden Agenda to return as This Town Needs

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

If you thought we’d seen the last of live music venue Hidden Agenda when its closure was announced at the end of last year, think again. The organization will be returning with a new name at a new location, it announced in a Facebook post. The newly dubbed This Town Needs will be opening at […]

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An Unusual Holiday In Iceland

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re taking a break from our usual programming today with a guest post from my awesome traveling friend, Jody E. I have been begging Jody for years to compile.

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Participatory Democracy Requires Transformed Personalities

by Michael Welton @ www.counterpunch.org

Carol Gould (Rethinking Democracy: freedom and social cooperation in politics, economy and society [1988]) believes that there is a personality structure “appropriate to participation in democratic institutions …” (p. 284). For her, democratic agency is “not the agency of an isolated individual considered outside of any social context, but is rather the exercise of this More

Marum – Siem Reap Dining Supporting a Great Cause!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

During my recent trip to Luang Prabang, Laos I had a most memorable Christmas dinner at the Khaiphaen Restaurant. I was so impressed with the meal and their great social mission, that when I found out they had a sister restaurant (through the Tree Alliance) in Siem Reap, Cambodia, I made certain to schedule a visit …

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A Curated Food Guide to Tianzifang 田子坊

A Curated Food Guide to Tianzifang 田子坊

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Tianzifang 田子坊 is Shanghai’s charming equivalent of New York’s Chelsea Market+Highline. Once a 市集 (traditional Chinese marketplace), Tianzifang was remodeled in 1998 to become an artsy retail complex. From small trinkets to independent art galleries, there’s no shortage of things to see and eat. The area’s biggest charm? The lines of clothes drying in random corners of the streets, reminding you that older Shanghainese locals still live in the traditional lane houses. Tianzifang is known to be very touristy but since making my official move this January I’ve discovered so many more unique storefronts. Like most places in Shanghai, Tianzifang is full of little alleyways that are incredibly fun to get lost in. As this area is always on my list of recommendations for visiting friends that only have a weekend layover in Shanghai, I’ve been wanting to consolidate a short list of food options in the area. The below is by no means a comprehensive list of things to eat in Tianzifang but these are a selection of my favorites that all have distinct shop styles of …

Roaming Charges: Stop Making Nonsense

by Jeffrey St. Clair @ www.counterpunch.org

+ As warped and fragmentary as the Nunes memo on FISA warrants may be, it provides a brief peak into the sleazy tactics used by law enforcement at every level of government, practices that go unlamented when they are used almost hourly to obtain wiretaps, search warrants and grand jury indictments against blacks, Hispanics and More

क्या आप शहद के ऐसे गुण को जानते हैं जिससे आपकी त्वचा और बालों का सौन्दर्य और अधिक निखर सकता है?

by Poonam @ NTD India

हमारे घरों में शहद का इस्तेमाल हर जगह किया जाता हैं फिर चाहे वो खाने में हो या पूजा के लिए, या फिर अपनी त्वचा को निखारने के लिए, हर जगह ही इसका प्रयोग किया जाता हैं। शहद का स्वाद मीठा होता हैं और यह चीनी से कहीं ज़्यादा लाभदायक भी होता है। शहद का प्रयोग ...

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Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Jonny Edbrooke explores the understated luxury of Fusion Resort Phu Quoc. What could be more relaxing than an all-Spa-inclusive resort on a beautiful tropical island ...

Nicholas Tang of Aerial Arts Academy on the power of pole dance

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Hot Seat series.  Nicholas Tang is a pole dance and aerial hoop instructor at Aerial Arts Academy who also performs, competes, and judges in competitions across the globe. A Little Background Tang first started practicing pole dance at the age of 14 with Viva Vertical studio in Malaysia, attracted by “the idea of defying […]

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The best soup you will ever eat in Ho Chi Minh City

The best soup you will ever eat in Ho Chi Minh City


AFAR Media

While traveling in Vietnam in 2010, I had heard mentions of a legendary "lunch lady" who served the most delicious soups out of a small cart in Ho Chi Minh City's city center. Each weekday she features a different soup, each hand made with fresh ingredients sourced at the morning market. Absolute...

Raining on the Parade

by Sheldon Richman @ www.counterpunch.org

Of course Donald Trump wants a military parade. I’d be surprised if he didn’t. It’s just what an insecure narcissist would want. A parade would be the national equivalent of his strutting around like a peacock, dying to turn heads. Even a politician can see that: “I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud,” More

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

How to Get a Vietnamese Business Visa

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Fed up jumping through hoops to renew your Vietnamese tourist visa? Let's get down to business and snag you a sexy new business visa instead.

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Logging Dead Trees is Bad for Forests

by George Wuerthner @ www.counterpunch.org

A recent article in the The Spokesman-Review (“Colville cutting down decades of decline,” Feb. 3) celebrated increased logging on the Colville National Forest. The main justification for logging is to provide fodder for the local mills at taxpayer expense while claiming that the timber cutting is “restoration.” Colville forest Supervisor Rodney Smoldon was quoted as More

Living With Truth Decay

by Geoff Dutton @ www.counterpunch.org

“Once a policy has been adopted and implemented, all subsequent activity becomes an effort to justify it” — Barbara Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam (1984. p. 245). In the 20th-century but still fun party game called Telephone, people sit in a circle and someone whispers a phrase or sentence to the More

Living in the Capitalists’ Casino

by David Griscom @ www.counterpunch.org

The stock market, for all of its seeming mystery, is more of an emotional barometer for the rich than a reflection of material production. Abstracted from the lived experiences of those it exploits, it reflects the jubilation and depression of the wealthy. On Monday, the Dow dropped 1,600 points the largest point decline in one More

A dogs life on Phu Quoc Island

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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A Dog's Life on Phu Quoc Island Recently we caught up with “Jimmy“, a cute little dog living on the main island of Phu Quoc, along with his two owners.  The following is an interview from Jimmy's perspective that will offer those of you who are planning on bringing a pet to Phu Quoc some insight from both a local ... Read More

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Nong Bua Seafood – A Delicious Koh Chang Experience!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

One of the things I love about living in Bangkok is that it’s super simple for me to get away to the beach whenever I want. Though many like to go to Koh Samui  or Phuket, my favorite getaway is to the island of Koh Chang. After a 5 hour drive from Bangkok and 40 …

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Saigon street names

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Barbara Adam investigates what the names of some of Ho Chi Minh City’s streets really mean. Photo by Romain Garrigue. It doesn’t take very long for ...

FlyDubai to the Maldives

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Dubai is a marvellous place to be based to travel. The best airlines are based in the region and they go absolutely everywhere around the planet. It is truly a central travel base. With FlyDubai,...

Fabricated Reality: Lobbying for GMO Agriculture in India

by Colin Todhunter @ www.counterpunch.org

Richard John Roberts is a prominent biochemist and molecular biologist. On his recent visits to India, he has talked about the supposed virtues of genetically modified (GM) food and crops, while attacking people who have valid concerns about the technology. In 2015, while in Mysore, he implied the denial of GM food to people in developing More

Making Waves in Wine

by Jackie Bryant @ Life & Thyme

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

Abiella Stoddard and Corbin Stoddard

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

This is an online reference for Abiella Stoddard and Corbin Stoddard, who market themselves as the Stoddard Teaching Journey. It was my misfortune to hire this couple to teach.

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The Lunch Lady: A Diary

The Lunch Lady: A Diary


Vietnam Coracle

Ms Nguyen Thi Thanh is The Lunch Lady. Her famous 'rotating menu' (she serves a different dish each day) is a huge draw for locals, tourists & foodies from around the world. I ate lunch here everyday for a week to see how good it really is... Continue reading →

Tea Time Tuesdays: Schlurp Iced Tea and Milk Tea Goodness

Tea Time Tuesdays: Schlurp Iced Tea and Milk Tea Goodness

by EdibleCravings @ Edible Cravings

Finally, I’ve tried the infamous Schlurp Milk Tea and the new Schlurp Iced Tea. If you haven’t read my bottled milk tea battle, you could read about it here. Ever since I’ve posted that, there have been people recommending Schlurp so I searched all over the metro to try what everybody’s been talking about. So far […]

Seasonal Vegetarian Fine Dining at Fu He Hui 福和慧

Seasonal Vegetarian Fine Dining at Fu He Hui 福和慧

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Michelin-starred 福和慧 Fu He Hui is a gem in Shanghai’s fine dining scene. For lunch and dinner, you can select from four different vegetarian prix fixe menus (ranging 380RMB-780RMB), including a seasonal special. For first timers, I would recommend trying the ‘classic’ Fu He Hui menu. From decor to food, Fu He Hui is a gourmand’s oasis in the center of Shanghai city. Come with the expectation that you’ll pay a premium for your meal and prepared to be impressed. *I dined with a party of 4 so the below pictures are a mix of the classic 780 RMB menu and the 580 RMB menu. My dream plate of amuse-bouches. Left is 百叶包, a tofu pouch full of 马兰头, a really fragrant vegetable known as Indian Kalimeris. In the middle is 糖醋“排骨”, classic sweet and sour “pork.” In this case, pork was substituted with king oyster mushrooms wrapped around burdock roots. Lastly, on the right is marinated tofu shaped into a traditional bottle gourd shape. I adored this soup, the consommé had really deep flavors and was an absolute feast for the eyes. Look at …

Saudi Arabia Tourism to grow over 10% annually

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Following our first trip to Saudi, our interest in the growth of tourism has been quite high! We can’t wait for borders to be open properly and for tourism infrastructures to be set as well...

The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

Lissa Lucas Dragged Out of West Virginia House Judiciary Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions

by Russell Mokhiber @ www.counterpunch.org

Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston yesterday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent. Lucas began to testify to the House Judiciary Committee, More

Over a Weekend

by Marck @ The Marocharim Experiment

I woke up one day with Japan on my mind. The Japanese have a bunch of wonderful words and phrases for everything, but it’s always somehow lost in translation when you experience it here. A quick dinner at a ramen shop, for example, always starts with a chorus of “irasshaimase”—spoken in such a way that […]

NA leader offers incense to President Ho Chi Minh

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The ceremony was also attended by Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty and other NA officials. House No. 67 was numbered after the year of its construction in 1967. It was built under a direction of the Politburo and served as the accommodation and working place of President Ho Chi Minh during the war against the […]

8 वर्षीय नन्ही बच्ची कैंसर से लड़ाई जीतने के बाद आख़िरकार मौत से हारकर सदा के लिए सो गई !

by Poonam @ NTD India

हालांकि वह कैंसर के एक दुर्लभ रूप से पीड़ित थी, जो अंततः रोगी के जीवन को समाप्त कर देने के लिए जाना जाता था, फ़िर भी इस नन्ही बच्ची ने आशा और साहस कभी नहीं खोया। उसे इस प्रकार के कैंसर के रोग को हराने वाली दुनिया की पहली व्यक्ति घोषित की गयी। लेकिन फिर ...

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Review:  The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar at the Shangri-La

Review: The 1515 West, Chophouse & Bar at the Shangri-La

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a restaurant review here in Shanghai. There has been a flurry of new restaurant openings recently but few have caught my eye until the recent opening of 1515 West Chophouse in the new Jingan Shangri-La Hotel. I’m not a big steak eater per se so I don’t typically get too excited about new steakhouses opening in Shanghai, but after reading about the Wagyu steak sandwiches on the lunch menu at 1515 West, I […]

Hon Thom Island Fishing Village

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Hon Thom Island: A look Back The new Phu Quoc Cable Car will bring Hon Thom Island into the global spotlight and plans for the transformation of this bean shaped island, Phu Quoc Districts second largest, into an ecotourism destination will be executed and thus forever transforming the land and the lives of all of Hon Thom's inhabitants.  Here is a look ... Read More

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“I Am Become Death”

by Marck @ The Marocharim Experiment

“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty, and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form, and […]

Served by the Lunch Lady

Served by the Lunch Lady


Traveller

With no address but a powerful appetite, Robert Upe searches for a celebrity street vendor.

Some Notes on Westjacking

by Marck @ The Marocharim Experiment

May 20, 2017: Postscript here. Alex Tizon’s heartbreaking personal essay on his complicated relationship with his family’s katulong, Lola Eudocia Pulido, is making waves for all the right reasons. It is a brilliant piece of journalism. It is a wonderful breath of fresh air from the repetitive aspects of the 24-hour news cycle. It is […]

Lady’s Lovely Guide to 3 Days in Tokyo

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

Tokyo is vast. Every time I travel here I’m amazed by how big the city is. Even coming from a metropolis like London, this place seems to go on forever. Which is great, because each time I visit I find more to do. On this particular trip, I have 3 days in Tokyo and I […] Read more...

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5 Places to Visit Outside of Paris, France

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

When a lot of us think of France, we think of the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe: in short, we think of Paris. But, like any country, France is much more than its most famous monuments and locations. When we get out of Paris, and out of the largest and most […]

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Vietnam aspires to bolster cooperation with France

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The Party chief made the statement at a February 12 reception for French Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary in Hanoi, during which he said  Vietnam and France have maintained long-standing historical and cultural ties and fine traditional friendship while both have similar interests and great potential for expanding cooperation in diverse fields.  The two nations celebrate 45th […]

Phu Quoc (Day 134): Our Most Relaxing Day Yet

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 12, 2016 Today’s post is going to be pretty boring. Phu Quoc is the first place we’ve been to this trip where we’re happy to just hang out at the resort and do nothing. I guess you can say it’s a vacation from a “vacation”. Our first night here was good. There was some … Continue reading "Phu Quoc (Day 134): Our Most Relaxing Day Yet"

Is the Era of Transhumanism a Final Corporate Takeover of Humanity?

by Nozomi Hayase @ www.counterpunch.org

Transhumanism is knocking at the door. Dubbed as Humanity+ or H+, the idea to radically revolutionize humanity has emerged in the last decades as a global intellectual movement. With a slogan of melding humans with the machine, it aims to radically alter human nature by means of technological advancement. Proponents of transhumanism envision a human More

Floating Lotus Lake Homestays, Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

In the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a collection of bamboo & palm-thatch huts on wooden stilts above a sea of lotus flowers, offer a night in a hammock or on a futon under a mosquito net, just a few feet above the frogs, the fish & the flowers... Continue reading

Tokyo-matic: The ease of fending for oneself in Japan.

by Books Bites Brews @ Books Bites Brews

Hi-tech, automatic, advanced, convenient. This is how one would describe Japan and its do-it-yourself philosophy. Since the cost of labor is high, technological achievements allow individuals to fend for themselves in daily activities that in other countries would be put...

शाहरुख़ खान ने पानी में कूदकर निराले अंदाज़ में अपने 33 लाख प्रशंसकों का शुक्रिया अदा किया!

by Poonam @ NTD India

जब बॉलीवुड के बादशाह अपने प्रशंसकों को कुछ कहना चाहते हैं तो उनका अंदाज़ भी बिल्कुल निराला होता है, और जब उन्हें धन्यवाद देने की बात आती है तो शाहरुख खान अपनी कृतज्ञता व्यक्त करने के लिए कुछ अनोखा ही काम कर जाते हैं। ट्विटर पर स्टाइलिश ढंग से 33 लाख सब्सक्राइबरस की संख्या को ...

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sala ayutthaya – Amazing Food and Incredible View!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

I took my visiting family to Ayutthaya to explore the ancient ruins of this once historical capital city of Thailand.  After an entire day of site exploring, we capped off the experience with a wonderful meal and view at sala ayutthaya (the name is intentionally all lowercase ((official Facebook page)).  This oasis located in heart …

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On Resistance: BDS and Israel’s Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews

by Stanley L. Cohen @ www.counterpunch.org

Like its predecessor movement decades ago in South Africa, assessing BDS success today necessarily rubs up against the tension between the hasbara (propaganda) of Israel and its reality as an effective organizing tool against it throughout the world. Though Israel has repeatedly claimed BDS has proven to be so much a failed venture, it’s a contention very much in desperate search of fact. Indeed, to the contrary, one need only look at the many hundreds of millions of dollars that Israel spends yearly in various anti-BDS efforts to see that its impact is not just productive, but poses a dynamic threat to the status quo ante in Israel. More

Meet Livja Jaho, Videographer/Editor

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Introducing the “Passport to People” Travel Interviews where I’ll take you around the globe, via inspiring, creative souls I’ve met while traveling! I met Liv during college at UMass Boston and immediately thought to myself, “this girl is going places.” And indeed, she has fulfilled that prophecy in every sense of the phrase: she’s followed […]

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Channeling Bourdain: Pilgrimage To The Lunch Lady

Channeling Bourdain: Pilgrimage To The Lunch Lady


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Saigon's Nguyen Thi Thanh---better known simply as 'The Lunch Lady'---skyrocketed onto the tourist trail after Anthony Bourdain visited her roadside eatery on No Reservations. One of the most interesting things about her restaurant is its daily rotating menu.

Foreign Policy for Sale: Greece’s Dangerous Alliance with Israel

by Ramzy Baroud @ www.counterpunch.org

For a brief historical moment, Alexis Tsipras and his political party, Syriza, ignited hope that Greece could resurrect a long-dormant Leftist tide in Europe. A new Greece was being born out of the pangs of pain of economic austerity, imposed by the European Union and its overpowering economic institutions – a troika so ruthless, it More

Non-Violence Uses Love as Force

by Richard Moser @ www.counterpunch.org

“Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a community that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored…there is a type of of constructive nonviolent tension that is necessary for More

The Myth of Iran

by Andrew Day @ www.counterpunch.org

There are two Irans – one mythical, one historical. According to the myth, Iran is a global pariah, an unmitigated menace to its population, a foe to friends of peace and progress – terror itself. This implacable nemesis of democratic ideals flouts treaties and norms in its psychotic quest for apocalyptic weaponry. America’s role in More

Man on a Mission: Tsukiji Market

by Books Bites Brews @ Books Bites Brews

2 November 2016. It was my third day in Tokyo, and I was a man on a mission. Tsukiji Market I had originally planned on going alone to the Tsukiji Market auction on the day before, perhaps waiting out the...

Lady’s Guide to Naoshima, Japan’s Secret Art Island

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

It’s not every day I’m greeted by a pumpkin. But Naoshima is not an everyday place. As my ferry pulls in, a sunset sky lights up Yayoi Kusama’s ladybug-spotted sculpture and I know my time on this island will be nothing short of magical. Naoshima, Japan’s Art Island Naoshima is Japan’s art island. Known for […] Read more...

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Khaiphaen – Excellent Luang Prabang Food with Heart!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

In May ’17 we went on a trip to the UNESCO world heritage site, Luang Prabang, Laos. It was my first trip after recovering from a broken ankle and I was nervous. But I had no need to be nervous as the town is so laid back, its people are so friendly and helpful, and …

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The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Edible Cravings

During my trip to Ho Chi Minh CIty, Vietnam last January, I had the chance to go to the infamous the “Lunch Lady.” Read on to find out what the Lunch Lady served us.

Recipe: Easy green chili with chicken in the Instant Pot | Chili verde con pollo

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Sunday is the Super Bowl, and if you’re hosting or going to a potluck, here’s an easy, game-worthy dish. Even better, it’s healthy for those of you who are trying to eat less carbs this year. Best yet, you can pull the whole thing together in less than an hour in your Instant Pot. I’ve […]

Sara Tang of Better in Bed on having great sex

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Hot Seat series.  Sara Tang first founded sex toy party business, Passionately Yours, in 2011. More than merely selling sex toys, the “pleasure education” parties also equipped participants with the information and attitude that would enable them to bring more passion and inspiration to their sex lives. Tang might have shut the doors on […]

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27 वर्षों से गुफाओं में नक्काशी करते हुए वृद्ध मूर्तिकार की कला देखकर आप अचंभित रह जाएंगे!

by Poonam @ NTD India

इन परिश्रमी पुरूष ने मरूभूमि में केवल एक कुत्ते की संगति में पिछले 27 वर्ष बिताए हैं। आईए पता करें क्यों! न्यू मेक्सिको (New Mexico ) में कहीं सुनसान गुफाएं हैं जिनमें रा पाॅलैट (Ra Paulette) द्वारा विस्तारपूर्वक नक्काशी की गई हैं। किसी भी दो गुफाओं में एक जैसी रूप-रेखा नहीं है, प्रत्येक में उसका ...

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The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

The Lunch Lady in Saigon is a street food restaurant that specializes in serving Vietnamese noodle dishes. Though famous, the food remains delicious.

Penang/HCMC/Phu Quoc (Day 133): Are We There Yet?

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 11, 2016 Our “long” (Tim: I added the quotes) day of travel started at 9am this morning. We checked out after a quick last breakfast at our hotel in George Town and hopped into a cab to take us to Penang International Airport. The front desk suggested leaving the hotel at 9am just in … Continue reading "Penang/HCMC/Phu Quoc (Day 133): Are We There Yet?"

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall

The Lunch Lady - Saigon's Celebrity Street Food Stall


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

The Lunch Lady in Saigon is a street food restaurant that specializes in serving Vietnamese noodle dishes. Though famous, the food remains delicious.

Writing is Hard to Love (Confessions of a Composition Junkie)

by Marck @ The Marocharim Experiment

Philbert Dy’s tweet made me think a bit. See, there’s something about “loving writing.” Ten years ago, I’d probably say that Mr. Dy is right. After all, I was a young man of 22, as eager as any impressionable young writer would have been. Now, it just doesn’t seem that way anymore. I write every once […]

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

Happy Farm Tien Giang

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Barbara Adam and her kids explore a family-friendly homestay in the Mekong Delta, Happy Farm Tien Giang. Within three minutes of arriving at Happy Farm ...

Spending Summary: New Zealand

by Tim @ Where to, Gumshoe?

During our month down under, Kait and I got to spend 7 days in New Zealand with my sister and her husband. Cost wise, we were expecting it to be similar to Australia, with the added advantage of splitting certain costs with another couple. Let’s see how we did. Accommodations: $140.84 Food: $357.11 Transportation: $361.84 … Continue reading "Spending Summary: New Zealand"

Party chief receives French Ambassador

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives French Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of VietnamNguyen Phu Trong hosted French Ambassador Bertrand Lortholary in Hanoi onFebruary 12, affirming that Vietnam wants to further promote friendship andcooperation with France in the coming time. The Party chief stressed […]

Top Five Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Ho Chi Minh City may have eclipsed Hanoi as Vietnam’s most populace city, but one cannot forget that Hanoi, Vietnam is the political heart of the nation, the capital of one of the world’s last communist fronts. They say that Hanoi is the most Asian city of all Asian cities. Personally, it’s hard to dictate […]

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Trump’s Military Madness Parade Actually Makes Sense (But Must Be Stopped!)

by Kevin Martin @ www.counterpunch.org

President Donald Trump’s edict for the Pentagon to hold a military parade in Washington actually makes sense in a sick way. Shouldn’t we taxpayers get to see the missiles, warheads, tanks, drones, guns and other warfare hardware that over half of federal discretionary spending goes toward every year? Our tax dollars at work! But then, More

A Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City Guide - Life & Thyme

A Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City Guide - Life & Thyme


Life & Thyme

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we explore the vibrant food culture and the juxtaposition of old and new.

Therapy in Saigon

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Shannon Brown looks at a centre offering psychological and behavioural services in Ho Chi Minh City. Photos by Romain Garrigue. Azrael Jeffrey moved to Vietnam from ...

Lady Celebrates 8 Years of Full-Time Blogging

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

A new year isn’t the only thing I’m excited about right now. I’m also celebrating the 8-year anniversary of making the transition to full-time blogging. I quit my day job at the beginning of 2010, turned the A Lady in London blog into a business, and haven’t looked back since. Full-Time Blogging The transition was […] Read more...

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An Unexpected Lesson in Loss

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

Bryony Freestone was young and beautiful, with a contagious smile. She was part of a team of six university students we met during our stay with Marine Conservation Cambodia..

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Saigon Restaurants up the ante

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Peter Cornish looks at what it takes to make it and make it last in Ho Chi Minh City’s food and beverage sector. Despite being ...

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

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TokYokohama Resto Roundup

by Books Bites Brews @ Books Bites Brews

Just a few words on some of the restaurants we dined at in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan. Yasuke, Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Hakkeijima Sea Paradise is a theme park in the southern part of Kanagawa Prefecture, around an hour’s drive...

Chocolate Decadence at Tokyo’s Bubó Cafe

Chocolate Decadence at Tokyo’s Bubó Cafe

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

The ‘World’s Best Chocolate Cake’ can now be found in the backstreets of Tokyo’s Omotesando area. Bubó is a Barcelona-based patisserie known for its beautifully designed cakes and artisanal chocolates. On my recent trip to Japan, I visited Bubó’s Tokyo outpost to try Xabina, the chocolate creation that received the ‘World’s Best Chocolate Cake’ mention at the 2005 World Pastry Cup in Lyon. Worth the trek? Absolutely. The Xabina cake is velvety, rich, and a chocolate masterpiece. I enjoyed the chocolate macaron on top and the chocolate mousse inside is a cloud. I’ll reserve judgment on whether it’s the world’s best chocolate cake because there are simply too many chocolate creations I haven’t tried yet. But to date, it is certainly the best and most gorgeous chocolate cake I’ve had. When you visit Bubó in Tokyo, try not to be too distracted by the amazing chocolate gallery on the first floor and head straight up to the Cafe. Once you’re seated, your server will bring you a beautifully detailed cake menu for you to peruse. Other than the award-winning Xabina we …

The Lunch Lady - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Chow Traveller

The Lunch Lady - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Chow Traveller


Chow Traveller

Made famous by Anthony Bordain, every visitor to Ho Chi Minh city should visit the "Lunch Lady". Here is my review of her truly delicious noodle soup!

What’s the story behind Chinese New Year pudding?

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

We’ve all seen them: once Chinese New Year is about to roll around, restaurants and hotels across the city begin stocking up on boxes of the sticky puddings. You might’ve tasted one of the savory versions (蘿蔔糕 lau bat go, AKA turnip cake — but it’s really made from radish!) at a regular dim sum […]

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

I Designed Some Hilarious Food Pun T-Shirts!

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

Regular readers of my blog know that I love food, puns and dad jokes. And I’ve figured out a way to combined these three of my favourite things ON.

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Craftheads Shibuya

by Books Bites Brews @ Books Bites Brews

Traveling with a baby meant that I would not be able to really check out the craft beer pub scene in Tokyo. However, on a Sunday afternoon walking tour from Shibuya to Yoyogi Park and Harajuku, fate would have it...

How to reclaim your lunch hour in Hong Kong

by Andrea Lo @ The Loop HK

Say no to your sad al-desko meal in front of YouTube and hit the streets for some fresh air and a much needed break from the daily grind. Your body will thank you for it. Here are some creative ways to take full advantage of your lunch hour.  Take a Nap Ever wanted to get […]

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Black Feast: The Art of Awareness

by Lyudmila Zotova @ Life & Thyme

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Americans, Meet Your New Vietnamese Visa

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

In a stroke of genius, the Vietnamese government has finally rolled out sweeping visa policy changes (for Americans) after months of deliberation. Did they deliver?

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The other side of Dubai you must see

by Mitch @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

What to do in Dubai? Well take a break from the glitz and glamour and come see what Old Dubai has to offer. Yes Dubai is known for its tall buildings, fancy attractions, hotels, brunches...

Lady’s 7 Incredible Places to Ski around the World

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

I’m skiing in Japan today. I’ve wanted to ski here for a long time, and I’m excited to finally experience what everyone says is the best powder in the world. But Japan isn’t the only good spot to ski, and if you’re looking for inspiration for where to hit the slopes, today I bring you […] Read more...

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Meet Catch Dubai, a seafood restaurant straight from NYC

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

This place is ideal for afterwork drinks followed with dinner or friends gathering. The service is excellent The food you need to order is the Spicy Crab Pasta We loved ambiance of the restaurant and the music...

We the People, Trumped by Constitution and Capitalism

by Paul Street @ www.counterpunch.org

Donald Trump has been struggling with historically unmatched low approval ratings – in the middle and high 30s for the most part –  across most of his presidency.  That is hardly surprising, given the ridiculous Boss Tweet’s relentlessly racist, sexist, plutocratic, eco-cidal, narcissistic, childish, and militantly un-presidential behavior. Like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush before him but on a significantly bigger scale, Trump has made a laughingstock out of the United States. Trump’s disgusting and idiotic conduct in the White House is all too obviously consistent with Trump’s disgraceful history since long before he became a serious presidential candidate. More

Best 5 Fly Cam Drone Videos Taken On Phu Quoc Island

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Transport businesses prepare for Tet holiday influx

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Transport businesses, including railway and buses, have prepared plans to serve the massive influx of passengers travelling during Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, 

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

Saigon/Hong Kong/Tokyo/Vancouver (Day 139): Our Long Journey Home

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 17, 2016 Our long travel day began when our alarms went off at 2:30am, Saigon time. We tried to go to sleep earlier but didn’t really fall asleep until 10pm. We woke up, brushed our teeth, and went downstairs to check out. When we went downstairs, the 24-hour reception turned out to be two guys … Continue reading "Saigon/Hong Kong/Tokyo/Vancouver (Day 139): Our Long Journey Home"

Lady’s Spontaneous Weekend Getaway to Bath

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

It’s early morning in Bath. I woke up with the sunrise, and now I have the streets to myself. I wander up to The Circus and around the Royal Crescent, taking in the golden stone buildings and relishing the quiet. This fleeting experience is the highlight of my spontaneous weekend getaway to Bath, but it’s […] Read more...

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A Vampire Market: the Next Coming Economic Collapse

by Jack Random @ www.counterpunch.org

 Corporate America is having a party.  In the age of Trump they get everything they want and the markets are rallying like it’s never going to end.  All hail the Donald!  The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed from approximately 20,000 to 26,000 since the election of Trump.  Standard & Poor’s 500 went from roughly 2,300 to 2,800 and the More

Recipe:  Macho Salad

Recipe: Macho Salad

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

Before I met my husband I was somewhat of a workaholic.  I loved what I was doing and gave it my all, working long hours to climb the corporate ladder only to then work even harder to prove I was worthy of those promotions.  Coming home exhausted every day, I would almost always throw a salad together for dinner as it was easy, fast, and hard to mess up.  The contents of my fridge during those days was what you […]

Kappabashi

by Books Bites Brews @ Books Bites Brews

Kappabashi-Dori, also known as Kappabashi Kitchen Town or Kitchen Street, was one of my must-visits. It’s where chefs and home cooks do their kitchen supply shopping in Tokyo. After a heavy buffet lunch at Musashi in Asakusa View Hotel, we...

Next Up: Silvana and Cecilia Leung of Hong Kong Foodie

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

An elevator convo with Silvana and Cecilia Leung. See here for more from our Next Up series. What do you do? We are founders of Hong Kong Foodie tasting tours, a food tour operator in Hong Kong that’s passionate about spreading Hong Kong’s culinary culture. How does your business work? Led by true locals from this […]

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World School Morocco: Living The Berber Life

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

A chunk of Moroccan flat bread lands on the table in front of me. Another chunk thunks down in front of each of my kids. Fayza, Mohamed’s wife, is.

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The Lunch Lady - The Dropout Diaries

The Lunch Lady - The Dropout Diaries


The Dropout Diaries

After appearing on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations foodie travel show, the Lunch Lady is undoubtedly Ho Chi Minh City's most famous street food vendor.

A Korean Spring after the Winter Olympics is Unlikely

by Thomas Knapp @ www.counterpunch.org

Peace between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) suddenly seems closer than ever as the 2018 Winter Olympics open in Pyeongchang on February 9. The North is contributing athletes to a bi-national team with the South, and also sending a delegation that includes its head of state More

2010 Fuji Rock Festival Food Stalls

by noreply@blogger.com (e d b m) @ Eat Drink & Be Merry. Food, Travel and Photography in Los Angeles and Beyond.


Here's 5:50 mins of pure food. The food alone at the Fuji Rock Festival is worth the trip. Simply press mute when the high-pitched, nasal-voiced people get on your nerves. Enjoy.

We’re Home, What’s Next?

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’ve been home in Ho Chi Minh City for two months but I still haven’t unpacked Big Blue, the rolly suitcase we lived out of during our 10-month world.

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Top Five Things To Do in Munich, Germany

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Presenting ‘Munich, Germany’ according to blogger Roobens Fils of Been Around The Globe. The “Whereabouts” series is now taking guests! Have a location to share? Pitch your idea here. When you ask someone “Have you ever been to Munich, Germany?“, either you will hear “No” or “Yeah I went there, for the Oktoberfest festival, I […]

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Chuck’s Grub’s Royal Salmon Burger

Chuck’s Grub’s Royal Salmon Burger

by EdibleCravings @ Edible Cravings

I love Salmon and I love Chuck’s Grub so when they added Royal Salmon Burger to their menu, I immediately wanted to try them. If you’ve been reading my blog from the very beginning, you may have read me rave about their fish & chips. Well if you haven’t you could read it here. Of […]

Lauri Love, Hacking and Extradition

by Binoy Kampmark @ www.counterpunch.org

“Horse-trading determines who goes to jail and for how long.  That is what plea bargaining is.  It is not some adjunct to the criminal justice system; it is the criminal justice system.” US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy (2012) The February 5 decision of the British court refusing to permit the extradition of hactivist Lauri Love More

Ilocos Travelog

Ilocos Travelog

by EdibleCravings @ Edible Cravings

I went to Ilocos in April with Ivan and his friends. Let me share with you my travel experience to Ilocos. Our journey to Ilocos started on April 24. My boyfriend and I met his friends in SM MOA since we will meet the driver there. Around 9:30 PM we departed SM MOA. We arrived […]

China Is Financing a Petrochemical Hub in Appalachia

by Steve Horn @ www.counterpunch.org

Over the past year, oil and gas industry plans to build a petrochemical refining and storage hub along the Ohio River have steadily gained traction. Proponents hope this potential hub, which would straddle Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, could someday rival the industrial corridor found along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana. Those plans center around creating what is known More

Blind MasterChef cooks in the Underground kitchen

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Back in October, I was invited to collaborate with Alvin Schultz of MasterChef fame and cook at the Eat Drink Experience Underground. The Underground is a supper club based in Houston where each event is an intimate dining affair with a highly creative, themed tasting menu. For this particular collab, we did a brunch-themed tasting […]

The LAB.O

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Peter Cornish experiments with cocktails and tapas at The LAB.O, a new laboratory-themed lounge. Photos by Romain Garrigue. Thao Dien has become such an enclave of ...

Anxiety Trigger Warning: Dinner with Strangers

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Are you paralyzed at the thought of awkward social interactions? Still want to travel? Well, you're in for a rough ride. Read on.

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The Environmental Holiday Hangover

by Graham Peebles @ www.counterpunch.org

Christmas may seem like a distant memory but the environmental effect of the annual consumer frenzy, over-indulgence and extravagance is lasting damage. And year on year the cost to the planet grows. For the best part of a week in early January the street in which I live in London was littered with mountains of More

Perspectives on Activism: Waiting and Being Present

by William Hawes @ www.counterpunch.org

“The more people I meet, the happier I become.” -Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot In the interregnum, we find ourselves as citizens waiting…for something. We bide our time with pablums, social media, or sports, or even pseudo-political debates. Many have insulated themselves from real issues: economic, social, and ecological justice. Capitalism imposes a state of captivity, More

Tapping in at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

by Jackie Bryant @ Life & Thyme

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Afghan Civilians Keep Paying the Price for the So-Called War On Terror

by Rohullah Naderi @ www.counterpunch.org

One of the stated objectives of coalition forces led by the U.S. to invade Afghanistan in 2001 was to overthrow the Taliban from power and help Afghans form a democratic and relatively stable government. The main objective of getting rid of the extremist group – the Taliban, was to defeat terrorism spearheaded by Osama bin More

अपने 49 वें जन्मदिन पर इस व्यक्ति को मिली ऐसी ख़ुशी कि वह अपने आंसुओं को नहीं रोक पाए!

by Poonam @ NTD India

इलिनॉय (Illinois) के एक नानाजी को उनकी बेटी के बच्चे के लिंग के बारे में करीब-करीब चार महीनो तक अंधेरे में रखा गया क्योंकि उनका परिवार उन्हें चकित करना चाहता था। सचमुच यह काम  इतना आसान नहीं था! जेम्स पैट्रिक (James Patrick) के 49 वे जन्मदिन पर उन्हें जन्मदिन की एक अविस्मरणीय भेंट मिली—एक नया ...

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What is Stalling Wrongful Injury Lawyers?

by Ralph Nader @ www.counterpunch.org

Up against four decades of megacorporate erosion of wrongfully injured Americans’ access to our courts, trial lawyers are wondering what use is left of the Seventh Amendment, our constitutional right to trial by jury? Indentured lawmakers pass laws blocking or obstructing harmed individuals who are simply seeking fair compensation for their medical expenses, wage loss More

Rowdy Rody

by Marck @ The Marocharim Experiment

Try to bear with me here: Philippine Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte is a lot like a professional wrestler. Perhaps even for his most ardent supporters, Duterte is not exactly the most articulate or eloquent Chief Executive we ever had. But that espouses a certain kind of eloquence: one that assumes that everyone exists in polite society. […]

Bottom-Feeders with Low Information

by Joseph Natoli @ www.counterpunch.org

“Imagine it is the spring of 2019. A bottom-feeding website, perhaps tied to Russia, “surfaces” video…” Henry J. Farrell and Rick Perstein, “Our Hackable Political Future,” The New York Times, February 5, 2018 “Facebook appeals to your lizard brain — primarily fear and anger…And with smart phones, they’ve got you for every waking moment.” Nellie More

9 Perfect Date Ideas for London - How to Plan the Perfect Date

9 Perfect Date Ideas for London - How to Plan the Perfect Date


A Lady in London

If you're stuck for inspiration, here are 9 date ideas for London that can help you out. From picnics in the park to romantic walks, these are just perfect.

Donald Trump mostly avoided discussing key policies during National Payer Breakfast speech

Donald Trump mostly avoided discussing key policies during National Payer Breakfast speech


The Independent

President Donald Trump at the annual National Prayer Breakfast this year largely avoided discussing policy, including his controversial stance on the diplomatic status of Jerusalem – a big topic for the large number of evangelicals in the audience.  But he still made a speech that would appeal to his evangelical supporters and Christian nationalists – those that believe the US should pass laws that reflect their view of Christianity.

Hair of the Dog – An Incredible Craft Beer Experience!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

It’s no secret that I love good food. But one thing that I love just as much as good food is a good craft beer. There are many bars in Bangkok that focus on offering a bevy of craft beers (some with seemingly endless rows of taps). But Hair of the Dog (official website)  focuses …

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South Korea, Straying off the Leash?

by Ramsay Liem @ www.counterpunch.org

Never before has North Korea loomed so large in the U.S. imagination.  No longer just a problem “over there,” North Korea has emerged as a much more immediate threat, one with the power to unleash nuclear Armageddon on not only East Asian but also North American shores.  Months of “fire and fury” exchanges between the More

Luxurious new beach hotel in Fujairah at the InterContinental

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Fujairah is more famously known for Snoopy Island, the best place in the United Arab Emirates to do some snorkelling. Great news now because not too far from it, this luxurious resort opened its doors in...

Eating the Po River Valley

by Oren Peleg @ Life & Thyme

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Recipe:  Sicilian-style Spaghetti – Pasta con le Sarde

Recipe: Sicilian-style Spaghetti – Pasta con le Sarde

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

One can never have too many cookbooks.  But with the world going digital, cookbooks today are being downloaded on tablets and almost any recipe can be found online.  Although it certainly makes things more convenient, I still love grabbing my favorite cookbooks from the bookshelf, flipping through their glossy pages and finding inspiration from the beautiful photographs.  Sadly, I have to admit that of all the cookbooks I own, I’ve probably only made a handful of recipes from each — […]

Lady’s 3 Days in Kyoto: a Beautiful Itinerary

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

If Tokyo is the head of Japan, Kyoto is the heart. A number of people have told me that, and now I’m here and starting to see it. With historic streets and temples galore, this city shows Japanese culture and tradition at its best. With 3 days in Kyoto, I plan to see the highlights […] Read more...

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Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

Pictures from Gettysburg Battlefield

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Pictures from the battlefront, from the Pennsylvania Monument to Spangler's Spring, from Big Roundtop to Devil's Den---stopping just shy of the Chinese buffets a few streets away.

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Phu Quoc/Saigon (Day 137): Back to the Chaos

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 15, 2016 We woke up earlier today to get ready for our flight back to Saigon, which was at 10:25am. We had a fairly quick breakfast and made sure we each had one of the caramel flans for the last time – they were really good! After checking out, Billy was there to see how … Continue reading "Phu Quoc/Saigon (Day 137): Back to the Chaos"

Human Sacrifice in the Yucatán

by James McEnteer @ www.counterpunch.org

One of the world’s great civilizations, the Maya, flourished in southern Mexico and parts of Central America for more than three thousand years. From about 2000 BC until the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century AD, various Mayan centers rose in their far-flung territories in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Maya peoples More

A Wagyu and Kobe Degustacion at Yakiniku Motoyama

by Books Bites Brews @ Books Bites Brews

The Shin-Okachimachi area of Taito-ku, Tokyo – where we crashed for a few nights with family – is relatively relaxed and laid back compared to the rest of the bustling megapolis. There aren’t many attractions in the area, although touristy areas...

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Cô Thành

Cô Thành


The Loop HK

Saigon in Hong Kong: One of Ho Chi Minh City's favorite food stalls is now in Hong...

टॉप 50 बैट्मसैन की सूची में शामिल हुए श्रीलंका के रोशन सिल्वा—विकेटों की पतझड़ के बीच रहे नाबाद!

by Amit kumar jha @ NTD India

श्रीलंका (Sri lanka) के रोशन सिल्वा (Roshen Silva) लगातार अपने बेहतरीन खेल की बदौलत एमआरएफ आईसीसी टेस्ट प्लेयर रैंकिंग (MRF ICC test players ranking) में सुधार कर रहे हैं। बांग्लादेश (Bangladesh) के साथ चल रहे टेस्ट सीरिज में शनिवार को श्रीलंका ने बांग्लादेश को 215 रनों से हराकर सीरिज में 1-0 की बढ़त हासिल कर ...

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Why ‘Russian Meddling’ is a Trojan Horse

by Rob Urie @ www.counterpunch.org

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, if one were to ask what single act could seal a new Cold War with Russia, align liberals and progressives with the operational core of the American military-industrial-surveillance complex, expose the preponderance of left-activism as an offshoot of Democratic Party operations and consign most of what remained to personal More

Flowers colour Hanoi’s streets as Tet nears

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

 Hang Luoc Street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi is famous for its Tet market with various types of peach branches and trees, kumquat trees and other flowers from Hanoi’s famous flower villages.

Recipe: Vietnamese New Year square rice cakes in the Instant Pot | Banh Chung

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

This year, I got my banh chung practice in a month early because I was asked to do an interview with Vietnam Television for a Lunar New Year special feature to air around Tet, which is February 16th. After the usual sit-down interview, we shot some B-roll of me making banh chung with Alvin, my […]

Vietnam’s Friendship Order bestowed upon Chinese Ambassador

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

This is in recognition of the Chinese diplomat’s positive contributions to Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership during his term of office in Vietnam. Earlier, Hong Xiaoyong was also honoured with the insignia “For Peace and Friendship among Nations”, the most notable reward of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), for his contributions to boosting ties between […]

The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part Two

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

  Christmas is less than 10 days away! Continuing on with the 2017 edition of the “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide,” I have twenty-four more worldly holiday gift ideas for all the globetrotters and even some for the armchair traveler. And feel free to enter not one, but TWO giveaways at the bottom of the page! […]

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Phu Quoc (Day 135): Scootering in the Sun

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 13, 2016 Today I woke up to sun but then it was short lived as it began to pour like crazy shortly after. I lay in bed thinking that we wouldn’t be able to rent a scooter and go around the island. I trust Tim’s driving skills but the rain here is crazy and … Continue reading "Phu Quoc (Day 135): Scootering in the Sun"

Spending Summary: Australia

by Tim @ Where to, Gumshoe?

So, clearly I’ve fallen (very) behind on these spending summaries, considering Kait and I are back in Vancouver now. I still think they might be useful for people considering trips to these locations though, so I plan to write one for each country that we visited. We spent 23 nights in Australia, and we anticipated … Continue reading "Spending Summary: Australia"

My blind snowboarding experience with Whistler Blackcomb Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You don’t fear what you don’t see. That’s my motto when it comes to why I decided to pick up snowboarding after I lost my vision. I snowboarded for the first time five years ago and have gone on an average of one trip (2 days each) per season. I skipped last season, so when […]

Travel:  Bali – Potato Head Beach Club

Travel: Bali – Potato Head Beach Club

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

Potato Head Beach Club was the perfect way to end our week-long vacation in Bali.  It ended up being one of our favorite places that we checked out.  Although it’s not necessarily an experience that’s unique or authentic to Indonesia per se, it exudes a sense of coolness and luxury that’s often associated with a holiday in Bali.  When we arrived it was a feast for the senses. The reasons I love this place are endless…. The architecture itself was […]

Food Fight: Cold Cut Versus Banh Mi

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

What makes a great sandwich? Take a look at two titans of the sandwich world---the banh mi and the Italian cold cut---and discover the secret to making a mouthwatering masterpiece.

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From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From sweden To Phu Quoc with love We recently caught up with a newly engaged couple from Sweden who visited Phu Quoc in 2017.  The following is their account of the island. Interview Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and where are you from? → My name is Mikael Bellon and my fiances name is Sarita Sihvonen, ... Read More

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The Politics of Genocide Denial

by John McMurtry @ www.counterpunch.org

As US threats of destroying North Korea and US-led embargo continue to deprive its citizens of their means of life and infrastructure maintenance – just as with Iraq from 1991-2001 under the phoney pretext of Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction” – only the recently published Open Letter to the International Criminal Court on the Genocide More

The GOP Infrastructure Plan: Worse Than Nothing?

by Andrew Levine @ www.counterpunch.org

Throughout most of human history, building and maintaining infrastructure was the work of political authorities -- or religious authorities, insofar as there was a difference.  The one compelled compliance directly through the use or threat of force, the other through theological beliefs and practices, coercively enforced when necessary. With the rise of capitalism, the invisible hand of the market sometimes took the place of the visible hand of the state.  But just as theocratic authority rests ultimately on force, so does the authority of markets in private property regimes. More

Lady’s 51 Things to Do in London in 2018

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

There’s so much to do in London that I could spend my whole life here and never feel like I’ve ticked all the boxes. But some things happen every year, so I get a second (and third, and tenth) chance. As such, today I want to share 51 things to do in London in 2018 […] Read more...

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Recipe: Uni carbonara

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, and though the hubs and I never celebrate with much fanfare, sometimes it’s a good excuse to cook a nice meal together at home. Everywhere I go, people often ask if the hubs cooks at all. The truth is, he is a great cook. He is the workhorse behind all of […]

Lady’s 9 Amazing Places to Travel for Winter Sun

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

I don’t know about you, but cold weather isn’t my thing. I realize this sounds odd coming from someone who chooses to live in London, but it’s the truth. Even when I lived in San Francisco I used to escape to Hawaii for Christmas. So over the years I’ve gotten good at finding warm pockets […] Read more...

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Is Turkey Recruiting ex-ISIS Fighters?

by Patrick Cockburn @ www.counterpunch.org

Turkey is recruiting and retraining Isis fighters to lead its invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to an ex-Isis source. “Most of those who are fighting in Afrin against the YPG [People’s Protection Units] are Isis, though Turkey has trained them to change their assault tactics,” said Faraj, a former More

Vietnam Will Win: Building an Army

by Wilfred Burchett @ www.counterpunch.org

How does one build a modern army from scratch without holding state power and without arms or money, and with only a handful of dedicated men with faith to form the first nucleus? Fidel Castro did it by secretly training a few devoted followers in the jungles of Latin America, disembarking 82 strong from the More

Lady’s 2 Days in Kanazawa, Japan

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

I’d never heard of Kanazawa before we booked our trip. My boyfriend and I needed somewhere to stop on the way from Kyoto to our ski resort in Nozawa, and friends recommended it. So we booked ourselves 2 days in Kanazawa and decided to see where life took us. And we’re so glad we did. […] Read more...

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Expat English Teacher on Phu Quoc

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  Teaching English On Phu Quoc Island Teaching English on a tropical island… it is what most millennials who travel abroad dream of.  Here is one living that dream.  Meet Thomas from Holland. For the past 3 years he has lived in Saigon however  this year he wanted to try something different and live on the paradise archipelago of Phu ... Read More

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Vietnam’s improved investment climate attracts Japanese firms

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

A beverage factory invested by a Japanese in Binh Duong province (Source: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – Vietnam becomes an attractivedestination for Japanese investors as the country’s investment climate has been improvedin recent years, said an economist from Waseda University, Japan. Prof. Tran Van Tho, who is also member of the Economic Advisory Groupfor Prime Minister […]

Bread in Its Place

by Alex Davis @ Life & Thyme

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The Box That Bears Her Ashes

by Marck @ The Marocharim Experiment

“Unpack” is a word used a lot over the past few days to describe reactions to “My Family’s Slave;” it is a verb that captures the Filipino-ness of it all. How we unpack balikbayan boxes, how we unpack things when we move homes, how we unpack things when we settle into a place like America. […]

Tokyo’s Best Hidden Gem at Sushi Matsue

Tokyo’s Best Hidden Gem at Sushi Matsue

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Tokyo's best hidden lunch spot for sushi omakase. No Michelin-needed, just impeccable sushi bites.

An Exclusive Interview with Nguyen Thi Thành, the Lunch Lady

An Exclusive Interview with Nguyen Thi Thành, the Lunch Lady


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As her sole apprentice opens Cô Thành to bring her internationally renowned Vietnamese recipes to Hong Kong, we sat down with the Lunch Lady of Saigon to learn more about her rise to fame

Kaiten Sushi Plate Stacking at Genki and Kura

by Books Bites Brews @ Books Bites Brews

One of my favorite Android games was Kairosoft’s Sushi Spinnery, where the player builds and manages his own kaitenzushi (also known as conveyor belt o  r sushi train restaurants). Actually dining in one wasn’t on the top of my Tokyo...

A Filipino Expat on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From The Philippines To Phu Quoc with love It's more fun in Phu Quoc! We recently caught up with Leziel Sacote Pagalan, a Filipino (pinay to be exact), expat living and working on Phu Quoc Island with 10 of her friends. The following is her expat story, which should be interesting as she herself is from an island nation. ... Read More

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Deconstructing a Washington Post Editorial on Ecuador

by Joe Emersberger @ www.counterpunch.org

The Washington Post editorial board (2/5/2018) says that the results of a February 4 referendum show that Ecuador bucks the authoritarian trend Well I’m glad somebody in the western media finally weighed in from that perspective. I’m kidding of course. As I noted in a piece I wrote for FAIR, there has been no other More

Is the Fitbit Ionic the ultimate fitness watch?

by Mitch @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Fitbit have lead the way in tracking your fitness with amazing products like the Alta HR (that we both own) and have taken this to a whole new level with the new Fitbit Ionic, their...

A Journey in Memphis

by Stef Ferrari @ Life & Thyme

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An Update, Finally!

An Update, Finally!

by EdibleCravings @ Edible Cravings

Hello dear readers! I’m sorry for the lack of posts. I never stopped eating and taking pictures of food, thinking that I’ll be reviewing them, but I just didn’t have time to type up posts. You see, I quit my old job and got a new job. Applying for jobs is pretty stressful and tiring. […]

Healthy Eats: J&M Jalapeño Cheese Straws

Healthy Eats: J&M Jalapeño Cheese Straws

by EdibleCravings @ Edible Cravings

If you’ve read my Healthy Options food haul before, you know that I bought J&M Jalapeño Cheese Straws. I bought J&M Jalapeño Cheese Straws in Healthy Options since I want to snack on something healthy. J&M Foods is a family owned and operated business. J&M stands for Janis & Melanie, the daughters of Jamie Parham. […]

First Term of World School Done and Dusted

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re back home in Vietnam, resting up after our first term of World School. We covered a lot of ground in three months. Seven countries, no less! It was.

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The Lunch Lady @ Saigon, Vietnam

The Lunch Lady @ Saigon, Vietnam


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This particular street food stall - Lunch Lady was brought to fame after its exposure on famous food critic, Anthony Bordain’s show. Nonetheless, The Lunch Lady was and still is popular for locals in the neighborhood. It has a seemingly ‘omakase’ (it means ‘leave it to the chef’ in Japanese ) concep

An Illustrated Guide to The Lunch Lady - The Next Somewhere

An Illustrated Guide to The Lunch Lady - The Next Somewhere


The Next Somewhere

My newest "Food Find:" a week of eating with the Lunch Lady of Saigon made famous by Anthony Bourdain. Is the hype really worth it? Let's find out!

Pictures from Sam Mountain

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Pictures from Sam Mountain, a precarious shanty of shops, houses and pagodas strewn across a rocky peak in the Mekong Delta.

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This kind and talented dad creates epic artwork on his son's lunch bag and the reason is heartwarming! - NTD India

This kind and talented dad creates epic artwork on his son's lunch bag and the reason is heartwarming! - NTD India


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Parents go to any extreme to help their kids when they need it. Same was this dad who dedicated hours of his daily routine just to draw attractive and fun artwork on his son’s lunch bag. When he realised his little boy was an introvert and had issues initiating conversation and making friends, he came ...

Living in Niamey, Niger – My Experience

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

I recently had the opportunity to speak at a Meetup event attended by fellow travel enthusiasts in Bangkok. I was asked to speak about a country that folks might find interesting. So I decided to speak about my previous country of residence, Niger. As nervous as I was to speak in public, I rather enjoyed …

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Saigon/Ho Chi Minh (Day 138): Our Last Day

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 16, 2016 Today is our very last full day of this trip! We can’t believe how fast these past 4.5 months went. We’re feeling a mixture of emotions as we begin our long day of travel early tomorrow morning. On one hand, we’re really excited to see all our family and friends and on … Continue reading "Saigon/Ho Chi Minh (Day 138): Our Last Day"

Vietnam: Saigon (2/2)

Vietnam: Saigon (2/2)


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The Lunch Lady Phường Đa Kao, District 1 (Quan 1) Thanks to the wonders of Anthony Bourdain, the Lunch Lady of Saigon is now one of the most popular joints to visit in the city. She doesn’t have a …

South Asia Trip Part I: Saigon Street Eats, the Lunch Lady, and more!

South Asia Trip Part I: Saigon Street Eats, the Lunch Lady, and more!


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Hello! It’s been a couple of days into my South Asia trip and I’m loving all of Vietnamese cuisine’s traditional ingredients like lemongrass, Saigon cinnamon, and fish sauce. The …

Trump’s Immigration Reform is Tone Deaf

by Jose-Antonio Orosco @ www.counterpunch.org

President Trump laid out a new plan for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. It calls for building a wall with Mexico, a path to citizenship for Dreamers, and eliminating family sponsorship or chain migration policies. It’s not clear whether Congress will pick up on these suggestions but one thing seems obvious: More

America Dumps Its Fracking Waste in My Ohio Town

by Alison Stine @ www.counterpunch.org

My southeastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small, rural place where the demolition derby is a hot ticket, Walmart is the biggest store, and people in the surrounding villages must often drive for 30 minutes to grocery shop. We hold the unfortunate distinction of being the poorest county in the state: an area that More

Tea Fanatic Geoff Hopkins

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

London-born Geoff Hopkins spends a few months every year searching for wild tea trees in Vietnam’s misty mountainous regions. For Geoff is a tea obsessive. ...

Fine Dining at La Cocina de Tita Moning

Fine Dining at La Cocina de Tita Moning

by EdibleCravings @ Edible Cravings

I have heard so much about La Cocina de Tita Moning so when they had a deal going on in Deal Grocer, I bought one. Ivan and I ate at La Cocina de Tita Moning last March and I definitely enjoyed the fine dining experience in an ancestral home. La Cocina de Tita Moning is […]

Christ of Vung Tau and the Stairway to Heaven

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Explore Christ the King, Vung Tau's towering Jesus statue on Vietnam's southeastern coast. Not as famous as Rio's statue, but even bigger.

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Mountain Biking and Wilderness

by George Wuerthner @ www.counterpunch.org

Across the country, the growing popularity of mountain biking is increasingly a threat to our wildlands, even in designated wilderness. Some mountain biking advocates promote the idea that their sport is compatible with the goals, and even the legal obligations of federal land management agencies that manage wilderness. Yet my feeling is that mountain bikers More

मीराई नागसू बनी अमेरिका की पहली महिला जिन्होंने विंटर ओलंपिक में कर दिखाया त्रिकूद का कारनामा!

by Amit kumar jha @ NTD India

रविवार रात विंटर ओलंपिक (Winter Olympic) के दौरान अमेरिका की 24 वर्षीय मीराई नागसू (Mirai Nagasu) विश्व की तीसरी महिला बन गईं जिन्होंने बर्फ पर स्केटिंग त्रिकूद (Triple axel) लगाई। इसी के साथ वे अमेरिका (America) की पहली महिला बन गईं जिन्होंने यह कारनामा ओलंपिक में कर दिखाया। इनके अलावा दो और अन्य अमेरिकी महिला हैं ...

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Ho Chi Minh City For Kids

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

The ultimate guide to Ho Chi Minh City for kids: classes, activities, parks, sports, cafes, restaurants and experiences. This list was compiled after our big world school adventure, where.

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Will Supreme Leader Trump Commit the Supreme International Crime?

by Joseph Essertier @ www.counterpunch.org

Imagine the feelings of people in Hawai’i: Told that they were under missile attack and for 38 minutes “They hugged their children. They prayed. They uttered a few final farewells.” Imagine how they worried for themselves and their children. The people of Hawai’i now know the terror of missiles that indiscriminately kill huge numbers of civilians, a terror that Koreans North and South know intimately. In the case of a restart of the Korean War, Koreans would only have a matter of minutes to “duck and cover” before missiles came raining down on them. The war could quickly go nuclear, with ICBMs launched from US submarines turning Korean children into lumps of black charcoal and white shadows etched onto walls. More

Germany Commemorates Auschwitz Liberation … with New Nazis

by Thomas Klikauer @ www.counterpunch.org

Recently, Germany’s federal parliament commemorated the liberation of Auschwitz on 27th January 1945 by Soviet troops. The event took place inside the former Reichstag – now Bundestag – in Berlin. During the highly official gathering, Auschwitz survivor Anita Lasker Wallfisch who remains one of the last known survivors of the girls’ orchestra of Auschwitz, recalled More

Discovering a New Dim Sum Spot at Canton Table

Discovering a New Dim Sum Spot at Canton Table

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Dim Sum brunches in Shanghai are a must-do whether you’re a visitor or local. There are famous hot spots to slurp soup dumplings such as Jia Jia Tang Bao 佳家汤包, but if you want to dim sum in Cantonese style then Canton Table in Bund No. 3 is the spot to do so. Expect a beautiful space on the Bund, an impressive view, and a dim sum menu with a couple of twists. Apart from typical dim sum fare, the fire roasted chicken & slow braised beef soup were definitely brunch highlights and must orders. We ordered these two meaty dishes to share for the table and they were delicately served on the side via a separate display table. The name ‘beef soup’ may seem unassuming, but the thick cuts of quality beef and pieces radish that have been simmered in fatty stock made for the perfect winter combination. As for the phenomenal roast chicken, it was served with a little fire show that only added to its wow factor. My Thoughts From the colorful dim sum spread we …

Phu Quoc (Day 136): Last Day in Paradise

by Kaitlyn Mah @ Where to, Gumshoe?

July 14, 2016 After such a beautiful day yesterday, we woke up to another spell of torrential rainfall. This time it lasted longer than any other day so we caught up on some TV (Amazing Race Canada was in Vietnam!) and Tim worked on our spending summary for the trip. We were glad that we … Continue reading "Phu Quoc (Day 136): Last Day in Paradise"

Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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The Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island Meet Edgar, a Scuba Dive Instructor and underwater photographer living and enjoying life on Phu Quoc Island.   The following is his expat story. Interview with a phu quoc island scuba dive instructor About you What is your name and where are you from? My name is Edgars Balodis, and ... Read More

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VN extends sympathy over air crash in Russia

by robert @ Talk Vietnam

The accident killed all 6 crew members and 65 passengers on board when the An-148 plane of Saratov Airlines crashed en route from Moscow to Orsk of the Orenburg region. The plane took off from Domodedovo Airport at 14:21 Moscow time. Radio contact with flight 730 to Orsk was lost when it vanished from radar […]

Spotlight: Mojo Nomad

by Leanne Mirandilla @ The Loop HK

From our Spotlight series.  What’s it called? Mojo Nomad What’s it all about? More than a hotel, Mojo Nomad combines the concepts of hostel and co-working space and wraps it all in a fun, quirky package. Aimed at the new generation of workers who are constantly on the move rather than basing themselves at a fixed address, […]

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Ode to the Durian

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Durian, the great polarizer. Love it or hate it, its pungent stink is unavoidable in Southeast Asia. But is durian really that disgusting? Let's find out.

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The Incredible Edge of the World in Saudi Arabia is awaiting your visit

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

What are the things to do in Old Dubai? This guide is not about the landmarks to see in Dubai, but places you should know to go grab a bite, buy, drink, eat again… read...

Phu Quoc Island Trip Report

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc Trip Report Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island and it is slowly becoming Asia's next top vacation destination. This is the only place in Vietnam where you get a 30 day visa exemption and the island is famous for its fish sauce and black pepper. For a quick overview of the island, please refer to Phu Quoc's Infographic, ... Read More

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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

Papa’s Kitchen – Delectable 5 Star Food and Service!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

Many folks who live in Bangkok are familiar with Papa’s Kitchen (official Facebook page). Its name is synonymous with amazing burgers. In fact, you’re probably reading this now because of the amazing burger pictured on the cover, right? But there’s more to this place than burgers. Much, much, more. But the burgers are certainly a …

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36 Hours in Kyoto (food+omiyage edition)

36 Hours in Kyoto (food+omiyage edition)

by eatprayjade @ eatprayjade

Many visit Kyoto with a lengthy list of temples and shrines, but that’s not all Kyoto has to offer. From kaiseki meals to trendy cafes, Kyoto blends tradition with modernity. I’ve always wanted to write a 36 hours itinerary so as the Japanese say when asked for a recommendation, here are my オススメ (o-su-su-me). Friday 8 a.m. Breakfast at 進々堂 Shinshindo Nothing is more comforting than the smell of melty butter and coffee brewing in the morning. Whipping up some of the freshest breads in town, Shinshindo Teramachi makes for a great breakfast stop. The original Shinshindo was founded in 1930 and is an iconic Kyoto institution located across from Kyoto University campus. Like many great cafes around the world, Shinshindo was a place for students and activists to congregate for political and social debates throughout the decades. The founder of Shinshindo, Hitoshi Tsuzuki, wanted to provide authentic French breads that were made fresh every day and his grandson operates the boulangerie chain in that spirit today. 11 a.m. Visit Ippodo Honten for some tea leaves and omiyage …

How to get a Tourist Visa for Saudi Arabia

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Considering AdventureFaktory just recently went to Saudi Arabia, we have been bombarded of e-mails and DM’s all over our social media about How to get the Saudi Tourist Visa. Well let us tell you genuinely...

Vietnam Will Win: the Making of a Soldier

by Wilfred Burchett @ www.counterpunch.org

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Têt Offensive, CounterPunch is serializing Wilfred Burchett’s Vietnam Will Win (Guardian Books, New York, 1968) over the next few weeks. Readers can judge for themselves the validity of the facts, observations, analysis, conclusions, predictions and so on made by the author. The books is based on several More

Pictures from Christ of Vung Tau

by Nick @ One-Week Notice

Enjoy the climb of Christ the King in Vung Tau without the heat. Photos from the mountain path, statues, and the view from the top.

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Where’s The Place For The Best Stress-Free Siesta?

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

The classic siesta originates from Spain, it’s where you just take a step back from hectic life and wind down. After all, that’s what a traditional holiday is all about right? The Spanish culture links a siesta to a long sleep or a nice nap. As the country itself can get quite hot, people get […]

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The 2017 Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide Part One

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Three years and counting! The third annual “Traveler’s Holiday Gift Guide” is here for the year of 2017 with twenty brandspanking new holiday gifts to fill our hearts with good tidings for our fellow neighbors, fill our homes with one-of-a-kind ornaments, and fill our bellies with foods from around the world. There’s more coming your […]

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Lady’s Guide to Skiing in Nozawa, Japan

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

I’ve wanted to ski in Japan for a long time. Friends keep coming back raving about the powder, and I’ve been itching to hit the slopes. Now I finally have the chance, and I’m excited to go skiing in Nozawa, Japan. Nozawa, Japan Located in Nagano Prefecture near the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, […] Read more...

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Brendan Coyle interview: 'I try to choose my battles carefully'

Brendan Coyle interview: 'I try to choose my battles carefully'


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He may play the trusty yet troubled manservant in Downton Abbey but in real life, Brendan Coyle takes orders from nobody, discovers Chrissy Iley.

New Year: 2018 Adventure Resolutions

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

This year, I will travel to… Find out in my 2018 Adventure Resolutions! Happy 2018 my readers! I’m a bit late to welcoming everyone to this new year but that’s because I was busy gallivanting around Spain! (This post is being typed mid-air on my way back to Boston from JFK Airport after being stranded […]

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The US Plan to Partition Syria

by Jeff Mackler @ www.counterpunch.org

During a Jan. 17 Stanford University speech, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the U.S. military will arm, train, finance, and otherwise support—for an indefinite time—a new, 30,000-strong, Kurdish and U.S.-allied Arab nation border force in northeastern Syria. This force in formation, effectively aimed at the partition of Syria, will be backed by at least More

[HCM] A Legendary – The Lunch Lady

[HCM] A Legendary – The Lunch Lady


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A trip to Ho Chi Minh city isn’t complete without a visit to the Lunch Lady! The food stall is located a bit out on the East, where there’s no tourist attractions but I told my mother t…

Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

by Phuquocisland @ Phu Quoc

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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Lady’s 6-Day London Itinerary

by A Lady in London @ A Lady in London

In recent years I’ve shared my suggestions for London itineraries on the blog. From one day to five, I’ve recommended my favorite ways to discover the city in whatever number of days you have here. They’ve been some of my most popular posts, so today I want to share my itinerary for 6 days in […] Read more...

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Recipe:  Blueberry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Crust Tart

Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Crust Tart

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

Blueberries are in season!  Plus, they were on sale at my local market!  Yes!!!  Today I wanted to make an easy weeknight dessert so I decided to make a tart.  In my head, I figured a tart would be easier since I wouldn’t have to worry about creating a lattice crust topping or a crumble — the two common characteristics of pies.  But that got me thinking: what’s the difference between a pie and a tart anyway?  I did some […]

Greece: Athens

Greece: Athens

by unoemilio @ jake ejercito | Are we there yet?

Panini Mafia – More Than Sandwiches!

by paul@chowtraveller.com @ Chow Traveller

Many folks in Bangkok might be familiar with Panini Mafia (official Facebook page) from their days of dishing out great sandwiches from a food truck. But what may be news to some is that Panini Mafia now has a restaurant and online delivery service that offers much more than sandwiches! In addition to the 10 …

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Mooncakes: Celebrating The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

by Izzy Pulido @ The Next Somewhere

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, known as “Tet Trung Thu,” is Vietnam’s second most popular holiday. In Ho Chi Minh City, the appearance of pop-up yellow and red stalls announces the coming of the Moon Festival, a lesser-known holiday to foreigners, yet the second most widely celebrated Vietnamese holiday. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the […]

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Recipe:  Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Recipe: Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

by thehungriestpanda @ The Hungriest Panda

It’s just blueberry panda-monium over here in this house!  I just can’t get enough of them!  Just the other day, I made a blueberry cookie tart and my husband and I didn’t hesitate to enjoy a slice every day after dinner until it was all gone.  Besides just eating the antioxidant-rich blueberries on their own, I was eager to bake up something else incorporating this tasty fruit.  I have a few favorite recipes featuring fresh berries that I like for […]

4 Keys of Excellent Health

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

Last month for Western New Year (following the Gregorian calendar) I discussed five key signs your training efforts are failing. Two new years allows a ...

Travel:  Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, I Heart The Lunch Lady

Travel: Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, I Heart The Lunch Lady


The Hungriest Panda

If you have only one meal.  If you have only one hour to spare in HCMC.  Please.  Go. See. The. Lunch. Lady.  Holy. Moly. This was the most delicious soup I’ve ever had!  I first heard of The…

Complete Guide About The Lunch Lady In Saigon - Review & Menu

Complete Guide About The Lunch Lady In Saigon - Review & Menu


Phu Quoc

The complete up-to-date guide on Saigon's famous Lunch Lady and her soups, made famous by Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Vietnam episode.

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