Booze Review: Bia Hoi

Bia Hoi. A truly unique beer experience. They even named an intersection after it. Bia Hoi corner is the stuff of college fairytales. Holding down an intersection deep in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam, tiny plastic stools and tables litter the already chaotic streets. As the sun sinks, the intersection fills up with backpackers, […]

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Early

I’m in Laos now, in Luang Prabang. I officially leaned that you do not pronounce the “s” at the end of Laos. A little hunger is growing. It’s the latter part of the 7th hour and I’ve been up since 4:45. A 9:30pm bedtime proved that I’ve gotten into some unexpected sleep early, rise early routine. We […]

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Bazaar Bangkok

Bangkok night markets. Not what I was expecting. Night numero uno, we wimped out and went to the “new” train market, Rot Fai, which was only 11 kilometers away instead of 23. This was the result of a scarring cab ride earlier that morning that took one whole hour to drive 5 miles to a […]

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My Myanmar

Often timid, always tender, Burmese people exude honesty in the face of changing politics. Proud and loyal, but sincerely critical, they are the first to know Myanmar is on the brink of something great. Traditional face paint marks the cheeks of the majority of Burmese. What looks like war paint is actually a beauty product, […]

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An Impromptu Buffet

Asian food. My most “Seamlessed” cuisine back home. I really love the stuff and looked forward to finally experiencing authentic dishes during my time in Asia. I had no idea what to expect of the food in Myanmar—the flavors, the preferred protein, the cooking methods—I knew nothing at all! On our first day in Myanmar, we […]

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