Hanoi Highlights

We’re back in Thailand after 11 days in Hanoi.  While we originally planned to travel the length of the country and into Cambodia, we cut the trip short for various reasons. Our plans have changed at least once a week for the duration of the trip (going on 3 months…) […]

Better than sliced bread

What could be better than sliced bread? FRIED bread. I know it sounds gross, but since I started seeing locals dipping fried breadsticks into their steaming bowls of bun or pho, I wanted to try it for myself. Look at those beauties. They are basically like unsweetened doughnuts, which might […]

KFC – A highly cultural experience

Mike and I found ourselves in a new neighborhood with some time to kill, and came across a KFC.  I haven’t eaten at a KFC in the states in years, but for some reason, I wanted to try it here.  It’s the only major international food chain that operates in […]

Days of Doughnuts and Beer

Not the most mouth-watering combination, but if I had to sum up the culinary theme of the last week or so, that’s a pretty decent approximation (of course noodles were the staple, but that goes without saying at this point). Mike and I decided to try and spend an entire […]

Noodles, Noodles, Noodles

Wandering aimlessly all over a brand new city tends to end in one of two ways. One, you get hopelessly lost in a neighborhood that looks a little seedy and wish you’d thought to bring a map. Or, two, you discover a vibrant neighborhood teeming with charming cafes and noodle […]

Hello, Hanoi!

We’ve only been in Hanoi for about 36 hours, but I’ve already eaten some absolutely amazing food! Our first meal, obtained from a cart down the street from our hotel, was a kebab sandwich with shredded cabbage, cucumber, onions, and tomato.  These are available all over the city for a […]

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