Chiang Mai During Songkran Festival

this year we were lucky enough to find ourselves in the middle of Songkran craziness, and I’m happy to say we survived the World’s Biggest Water Fight. From April 13-15, the entirety of Thailand celebrates its New Year. Specifically, Chiang Mai is famous for celebrating its Songkran “Water Festival” with the biggest parade in the nation,Continue reading “Chiang Mai During Songkran Festival”

Hoi An Ancient Town: The Venice of the East

Hoi An is about one of the most charming cities I’ve ever seen. It was here that I realized Vietnam is one of my top three favorite countries in Asia. With its immaculately preserved buildings and history, this old trading port and UNESCO heritage site offers the perfect mix of foreign and local Asian influencesContinue reading “Hoi An Ancient Town: The Venice of the East”

Hue, Vietnam

Once known as the ancient capital of the feudal empire of Vietnam, Huế is a perfect sightseeing stop for history buffs and architectural enthusiasts alike. Think imperial cities, emperors, hidden tombs and religious serenity at the core of it all. During the Vietnam war, Huế was in a very vulnerable position due to its proximity toContinue reading “Hue, Vietnam”

Back to Bangkok

DAMNERNSADUAK FLOATING MARKET: Getting to this market is half the adventure; Huge monitor lizards laze around houses on stilts, pythons are used as a tourist attraction and vendors charm their way into your wallet. All the while, you don’t even have to get off your boat! MAEKLONG STATION: One of the largest fresh seafood marketsContinue reading “Back to Bangkok”

A Twenty Something’s Tale: Faking and Making It In Paris

It wasn’t the first time an American ventured to Paris with high hopes and romantic dreams. The poetic longing for the world’s most romantic, picturesque city brought more aspiring individuals to its door before than me. Nearly a year and a half ago, I left the City of Light for Asia and nostalgia sets inContinue reading “A Twenty Something’s Tale: Faking and Making It In Paris”

Malaysia, Where We’re All Food Fanatics

It’s a funny thing being in a country like Malaysia. People here love food. It’s said that Malaysians live to eat, not the other way around. Most countries have a specific food culture, some stronger than others and some better than others, but Malaysia really walks the walk when it comes to food pride. Here, everyone gushes about the diverse cuisineContinue reading “Malaysia, Where We’re All Food Fanatics”