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HOI AN MARKET TOUR + COOKING CLASS | JUNE 23, 2016

HOI AN MARKET TOUR + COOKING CLASS | JUNE 23, 2016

Our friend Bryna Scott encouraged us to take a market tour and cooking class early into our time in Vietnam to familiarize ourselves with the local produce and to learn to cook with these new ingredients.  While in Hoi An, we did just that through a day-long venture with “My Grandma’s Home Cooking” and we’re so glad we did! Our day began with a bicycle ride to Hoi An’s Central Market where our guide introduced us to a variety of…

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Custom Tailored Clothing in Hoi An, Vietnam | June 22-24, 2016

Custom Tailored Clothing in Hoi An, Vietnam | June 22-24, 2016

Mark would claim that we all (should) know that places like Express, the Express Outlet, or Express.com are a one-stop shop for lithe men who love bold fashion.  However, if you’re in SE Asia, where ironically, Express clothing is manufactured but not actually sold, where would you go for an “Express replacement”? It’s a tough conundrum for even the savviest fashionistas, however if you happen to find yourself in central Vietnam, we have the answer for you: Hoi An. Historic…

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Our stay in Bai Xep at “Life’s a Beach” | June 8-12, 2016

Our stay in Bai Xep at “Life’s a Beach” | June 8-12, 2016

After the muddy blur of our initial days convalescing from jet lag in Hanoi, we were ever-so-excited to put our renewed states of consciousness to the next task ahead: luxuriating on a tropical beach. When we planned the itinerary for our first month of Vietnam exploration, we sought a mix of practical and indulgent destinations.  The practical included Hanoi, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), and Danang—cities where we might drop anchor once we’re ready to seek employment.  The rest were…

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