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A Complete Bookish Guide to Ho Chi Minh City (Cafes, Shops, and more)

 I’ve been living in Ho Chi Minh City as a digital nomad for the past few months and have struggled with only one thing: finding books. Getting a decent hairdresser despite the language barrier is surprisingly achievable. Tracking down cheap local eats, easy peasy. Navigating the busy roads as a pedestrian, doable with practice. Finding …

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Best Food and Drink in Hanoi (and where to find it)

Vietnam has a world-class reputation when it comes to food. The renowned street food plus the unique spices and herbs mean that foodies have very much put Vietnam on their travel bucket list. Here’s a quote that many will be familiar with from Anthony Bourdain: “Going to Vietnam the first time was life-changing for sure. …

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Interview: Oh Kimono | Modern Kimono Fashion

For a long time now, I’ve had a passion for unique and elegant fashion pieces. In the past that meant having a wardrobe full of vintage pieces that I’d pair with high street finds, but these days my priorities have changed somewhat. Thrift store or vintage store shopping has never been a particularly popular choice …

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Discover The World of Vietnamese Coffee Culture

I was twenty-five and living in Shanghai when I discovered coffee. After two years together at the time, Jess had finally convinced me to try it. Naturally, after having taken my first sip, I pledged a lifetime of prayer to the coffee gods and vowed to experience everything the world of coffee had to offer …

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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 is so much to get up to. I honestly can’t wait to visit Vietnam again, especially as there’s so much more to see, you can explore Vietnam for a month and still not …

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