The next 6 months

It’s time again for another life musing! Maaah favourite. I’ve been hinting at new adventures, so here it is: I’ll be spending the next 6 months in Phnom Penh, Cambodia! You might remember that my first visit to the city to visit my brother at the end of last year left me enamoured, and I

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The best banh mi in Hoi An

If you’re heading to Hoi An in Vietnam, it’s pretty much guaranteed that at some point, someone will direct you to Banh Mi  Phuong—arguably the best banh mi in Hoi An. Banh Mi Phuong solidified its reputation when Anthony Bourdain, acclaimed chef and author, declared that Phuong’s banh mi was the best in the world. So you can understand why visiting Banh Mi Phuong

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Confessions of a travel snob

We all know someone who fits the profile of a travel snob. You know, the person who constantly talks about the time they lived in a yurt in Mongolia for a year under the tutelage of a Bedouin monk. Or the person whose eyes glaze over when you start talking about your recent beach resort

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Tam Thanh Mural Village: Art for a better community

I had no idea about Tam Thanh Mural Village until my father’s friend spoke about his recent trip to a fishing village outside of Hoi An that had mural art. Murals? Art? Why did I not know about this? My interest was instantly piqued and I knew I had to go. Tam Thanh Mural Village is

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My Hanoi street food tour with Urban Adventures

It is safe to say that my stomach naturally craves Vietnamese cuisine thanks to my Vietnamese background and growing up with my mother’s cooking, so spending 2 weeks in Vietnam was akin to entering foodie heaven. Although familiar with Southern and Central Vietnamese cooking, I wanted to­ acquaint myself with Northern Vietnamese food—enter the Urban Adventures Hanoi Street Food by Night Tour. It

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Stay: Phong Nha Farmstay in north-central Vietnam

Phong Nha, a region located in north-central Vietnam, beckoned us with promises of scenic rural landscapes and spectacular caves waiting to be explored. This region has recently seen a surge in tourism and been catapulted into the itineraries of intrepid travellers and keen locals alike due to the ongoing discovery of caves in the Phong

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This is the Vietnam that I know

We are gathered around a table, sitting on low plastic stools; the table is heaving with plates of seafood, noodles and rice stacked on top of one another that are constantly being replenished. There is a hum of activity, the air frequently punctuated with joyful bouts of laughter from the adults and playful shrieks from the

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Curated by Cammi: Happy 1-year anniversary to me!

I am sitting on the verandah of the Phong Nha homestay, with a view of the rice fields and mountains looming under a cloud of haze in the near distance. This has been my home for the last two days. It has been exactly a year since the first post on Curated by Cammi went

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Skip the Strip: here’s why you should go to Downtown Las Vegas

A trip to Las Vegas is not complete without walking the Vegas Strip, seeing the fountain show at Bellagio, dancing with Lady Luck in the casinos, and maybe even partying all night long at a rooftop pool party—right? Everyone in the know knows the real fun to be had is actually in Downtown Las Vegas, or Vintage Vegas. Downtown Las Vegas

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Viva Las Vegas: my thoughts on the sin city

Las Vegas had never been high on my list of must-visit destinations simply because I felt like I had already been. The sin city has been so immortalised in films and pop culture that it’s easy to feel as though you already know the city intimately, even if you have never actually set foot inside this desert oasis.

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How to make the most of a weekend on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is an idyllic island that has the virtue of being a mere 30-minute ferry ride off the mainland of Perth, Western Australia. Although Perth has no shortage of pristine coastline, Rottnest Island takes it up a notch and its clear aquamarine waters and sandy alcoves will make you feel as though you’ve stumbled upon a not-so-secluded paradise.

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