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My one-night stand with Tokyo

As I was making my way to France with a stopover in Atlanta to visit family and attend Erin’s wedding, my flight from Singapore to Tokyo was delayed. This made me miss my flight from Tokyo to the States.  An ordeal such as this usual comes with a great amount of frustration, instead I was […]

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I left my heart in Asia.

I have had a very hard time writing this post.  Presently, I have gone on to experience some amazing adventures in Europe and North Africa, but I seem to have left my heart in Asia.  I cannot even begin to express what it was like to live in Singapore and explore other parts of Asia […]

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I have waited 3 years for you…

I put on my nice short black skirt, gold heels, a bright blue top that I purchased from Düsseldorf. I curled my hair, slap on some dangly earrings. I was ready for my date tonight! I first saw him on Anthony Bourdain or some other travel show about Singapore on the Travel Channel and that’s […]

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The Floating Village

When I first arrived in the United States at the age of 9, I was mesmerized by how things were so different from Paris.  There is one particular memory that I usually bring up at parties and get a good laugh at it. My family had friends that lived in a trailer (mobile home or […]

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The Killing Fields of Phnom Penh

The girls and I had a lovely time in Siem Reap.  Anna and Irit parted ways while Eva and I took a 6-hour bus ride to Phnom Penh.  We saw a lot of poverty in Siem Reap, but the city does get good business through tourism.  Our shock really came when we arrived in Phnom […]

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Here monk, there monk… everywhere monk monk

I’m totally obsessed, not sure if I should talk to someone.  I have gone so far as stalking one for about 30 minutes through the streets of Bangkok. My problem: I am obsessed with Buddhist monks.  I am not sure why.  I love to stare at them, photograph them and just listen to them chant.  […]

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Girls gone wild

When you think of girls’ weekend, girls’ trip, or girls’ night out, you probably imagine martinis, dancing, chick flicks, going to Vegas, New York, pillow fights (for some of you) or what not.  At least that’s what Sex and the City has taught us. Anna, Irit, Eva and I decided to have our girls’ outing […]

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Beaches, bikes, food, lanterns. Hop on a bike; it’s the best way to explore Hoi An.  This sleepy quaint town is quite pedestrian friendly. Below is a description of Hoi An from the Vietnamese Tourist board: “Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a distinct […]

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The Tailor of Hoi An

I took a short flight from Hanoi to Hoi An (central coast of Vietnam) for one main reason only: tailored suits. I arrived late night and ran straight to Kimmy Tailor on a recommendation.  I had a few designs in mind and carried a couple of sketches with me.  Kimmy had a corner store with […]

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Perfume Pagoda & Ha Long Bay

I parted ways with Irit and made my way back to Hanoi where I took two trips; one to the Perfume Pagoda and another to Ha Long Bay. The Perfume Pagoda houses Buddhist temples in the mountains and can only be reached by taking an hour-long row-boat on the Yen River. The next day I […]

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