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I am a self-proclaimed pastaholic. I could eat pasta every day and when I was in Rome a year ago I ate it for lunch and dinner. My father says it is in my blood because I was conceived in Venice.  My mother says it was due to my aunt who looked after me when I was little and they went on a trip. As I would get upset in …

[ Written by Annika | 11 Feb 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

How do you decide where to go on your next holiday? Is it inspired by a friend’s travel tales, based solely on budget or do you spin a globe with closed eyes, letting fate take you somewhere?
When I told people I wanted to go to Vietnam because I love fresh spring rolls most thought that was good enough reason. When I told some others that I was going because I …

[ Written by Annika | 10 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese dish that can be found all over Vietnam. Super cheap, authentic, fresh, healthy, everything you could ever want while backpacking! Coming from Melbourne and its fantastically diverse cuisine, I had tried the traditional noodle soup dish in the Vietnamese suburb of Richmond. I thought it was pretty good… but going to Vietnam and tasting it fresh at roadside cafes, it blew my mind: “Hi my …

[ Written by Sophie | 27 May 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

The scooters, mopeds and motorbikes of Vietnam are interesting. Definitely an experience… Scooters are in sheer abundance on the roads of Vietnam. There’s an estimated 3.1 million in the capital city of Ho Chi Minh (also known as Saigon) and the streets are crammed full of the buzzing two-wheelers. The roads are a semi-organised chaos with manic overtaking, swerving, frantic last minute turns, zigzagging… ploughing through it on the back …

[ Written by Sophie | 7 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Smiling faces, sparkling lights covering the tree-lined streets, ostentatious but lovely Chinese temples galore, silk and tailor shops ready to create anything your heart desires, European-style sidewalk cafes boast outrageous cocktail menus, and to top it all off, radiant rainbow lanterns glow from every storefront. Vietnam just got a whole lot better.
Of the month I spent in Vietnam, Hoi An was by far my favorite city. It might have been …

[ Written by guest | 4 Jan 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Vietnam