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Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Hanoi like a Local

Hanoi is one of the most vibrant and exciting places I’ve visited. The food is fantastic, the people are friendly, and there’s loads to do. It definitely takes a little getting used to, though, so here is my guide to enjoying Hanoi like a local. As a long time local of Hanoi, my good friend Kristen Rossi helped me out with these and was kind enough to...

Life Lessons Learnt in Asia: Russians, Moet, and a Machete

When I sat down to write this next ‘lesson’ from my travels, a childhood story came to mind. As a teenager I used to read my youngest brother the book,“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, written by Laura Numeroff. The story starts: “If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he’ll probably...

Five Best Book Cafes around East Asia

I like nothing better than sitting in a cafe with a book, and one of the first things I do in a new city is scope out the best and most unique cafes to visit. From quirky to stylish, snug to spacious, I love them all. Here are a few special ones I’ve found so far on my travels. Tranquil Books, Hanoi This is a fantastic little place in Hanoi. Towards the end of...