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Southeast Asia Reading List

Southeast Asia Reading List When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him The Elephant’s Bathtub: Wonder Tales from the Far East by Frances Carpenter The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family […]

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh was so different than Hanoi.  It was more modern and fast paced.  We explored the city on foot during the day and at night took a motorbike food tour.  Our guides were young college girls who spoke great English.  They told us about their lives and showed us around the city in […]

Ninh Binh Itinerary

Ninh Binh was my favorite part of Vietnam.  We took the train there from Hanoi (it takes about two hours) around sunset, and as we sped by the little villages we could see little glimpses of everyone going about their evening.  The train tracks go right through the middle of everything.  We could see people […]

A Very Embarrassing Cambodian Photoshoot

In which Kanya and I go get Cambodian glamor shots… All the girls in Kanya’s family have Cambodian glamor shots.  They look like beautiful Khmer dolls, pale lily-white and heavily made-up.  We naturally had to go get our own done.  It was quite the experience.  We get to the studio as a bride is finishing […]

Jalan Alor Food Street

Kuala Lumpur is a mix of so many cultures and their food reflects that!  We headed to the famous Jalan Alor to check it out. 🐔 feet! Yummy coconut 🍦