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April 2017

End result of 10 days of Vietnamese tailoring
Vietnam

How to get the most out of Vietnamese tailoring

Oct, 2016: Getting tailoring done on the cheap in somewhere like Vietnam comes with inherent risks.  There is a very good chance that you will walk away with a pair of sky blue floral flairs. They looked so good…

Fisherman at dusk in the Cat Ba National Park: North Vietnam Itinerary
Vietnam

Seven awesome days in North Vietnam

Oct, 2016: Everyone raves about Vietnam but North Vietnam is where it’s at for me; the only problem is there is so much to see.  My mum, Fi, her sister and I had 7 days to fill while waiting…

Love the colours of Hoi An's central market: Eating Hoi An
Vietnam

Eating Hoi An and a run in with MSG

Oct, 2016: As one rides down the gorgeous streets of Hoi An in central Vietnam, other than the never ending array of tailors and impossibly cute colonial cottages, one of the first things you notice are the sounds and…

Nothing like a Caribbean sunset: Coconut bread
Dessert, pastry and bread

Seva’s coconut bread recipe*

While we were staying at Yellowtail House on Big Corn Island, nearly every day our host Dorsey would drop by with an offer of fresh coconut bread. It was soft, buttery and so delicious. Kind of like a tropical…