Hard Working Ladies

Hard Working Ladies

A few days into my trip to Vietnam, I noticed something pretty spectacular. Everywhere I looked, I saw women working hard labour. They were rowing me around canals and seas, watering their vast vegetable gardens, harvesting rice in the fields and working in shops...
Spring Rolls!

Spring Rolls!

I really liked spring rolls before my trip to Vietnam. Since I have returned, it is a full-on love affair, bordering on obsession! These little cylinders of deep fried yummy goodness give me pure joy. I learned to fully appreciate their delicateness and unique flavour...
Ho Chi Minh City – Excess and Sadness

Ho Chi Minh City – Excess and Sadness

Ho Chi Minh City is often called the “Paris of the East” and I can see why. There is a definite feeling of richness (the downtown streets are lined with expensive stores like Gucci and Louis Vuitton) and the main streets of Le Loi and Dong Khoi are very...
Ho Chi Minh City – Caravelle Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City – Caravelle Hotel

The Caravelle Hotel (19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) is in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It really is right in the center of everything – high end shopping, restaurants, the Opera House and bargain markets are all within walking...
Hoi An – Sunrise Hotel

Hoi An – Sunrise Hotel

There is something about a hotel room with a view of the ocean so close that the sounds of waves lull you to sleep at night that I can’t resist! The Sunrise Hoi An Hotel has the experience in spades, as it has recently been built so every single room has a view of the...
Hoi An – Love at First Sight

Hoi An – Love at First Sight

I chase a feeling on most of my journeys. It’s a feeling I have had on very rare occasions, and in very specific locations. It’s a feeling I can only describe as bliss – completeness, fully in the now, open and humble, joy-filled and in harmony with everything around...

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