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Visiting Vietnam - 10 things you might not know yet

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A few weeks ago I was one lucky Travelette to be invited to Northern Vietnam by Enchanting Travels and Vietnam Airlines. Traveling from buzzing Hanoi to the dreamy region of Sapa and lush Mai Chau our itinerary augured to be as diverse as this beautiful country itself and surely lived up to its promises. Never having visited before I was beyond excite[...]

A Guide to the Perfect Sunday in Austin, Texas

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"There's a certain freedom you feel the closer you get to Austin, Texas." — Willie Nelson  The Austin secret is definitely out. With an average of 100 people moving to Austin per day, everyone who visits Austin has something wonderful to say about this city. Austin is the capital of Texas, and is also known as the live music capital of the world for its[...]

A Culinary Journey Through China

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When Finnair invited me to go on a culinary trip to China I was honestly a little bit apprehensive. Some reasons were completely unfounded in my own prejudices but others were honestly just food related. Ever since I had food poisoning from a chicken lo main take-out in New York ten years ago I haven’t been a fan. That memory and the idea of chicken feet and[...]

Making your dream come true, one food cart a time

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Spain’s economy isn’t exactly thriving at the moment. In fact, its unemployment rate for under 25 year-old's is at a staggering 54% (!) (the overall employment rate lying at 25%) which beats most other European countries. So that’s not a very tempting climate to take risks and turn your biggest passion into a job, right? Except that, for Silvia Cabra, it[...]

Culture on a plate: A taste of the World

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Why do you travel? Beaches, culture, sights, wildlife, full moon parties, languages? The options are endless and come in various order of priority for most of us. For some the priority is local food. Places like Italy, Mexico, Vietnam, and of course Thailand come to mind, which are (in)famous for their food and the fact you usually come home with teary eyes,[...]

Noodles for Breakfast - a Trip to Vietnam

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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 the evenings because I missed my parent[...]

Culinary Istanbul

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Pasta and pizza come from Italy, tapas and 'queso' are the highlights of Spain, lamb and tzatziki make your meal in Greece. It is always the same - I travel to a southern European country, and all I can think about is the delicious food. Obviously, a trip to Turkey is no exception. Istanbul is a culinary paradise, but you have to know your way around. Here's[...]

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