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THE YUMMY FILES: VIETNAM

by Carmel May 19, 2014

Welcome to The Yummy Files. We love a good meal. Whether it’s home cooked or out on the town, we want to share our favorite dishes and beverages while on the road. Come explore the food that has earned our highest praise, or what Shawn would just call yummy. Our very scientific yummy scale There […]

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ENJOY THE RIDE

by Shawn May 15, 2014

Two weeks in Ho Chi Minh City and we were climbing the walls. Waiting for our visas to get their extensions, Carmel and I attempted to immerse ourselves into some semblance of a routine – weaving our way through the surrealistically fluid traffic for someplace to eat that wasn’t a tourist trap was more difficult […]

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TRAVELING DURING TET: PROS AND CONS

by Carmel April 24, 2014

This post started off much differently. I wrote an entire diatribe about what a pain it was for us to travel during Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. For those of you unfamiliar with the holiday, Tet marks the first day of the lunar new year and is a huge deal in Vietnam. The holiday is […]

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GHOSTS OF HISTORY IN HO CHI MINH CITY

by Shawn April 21, 2014

Walk into any old building and you feel it’s haunted. Like a thumbprint left on a windowpane, we leave impressions of ourselves in every room, every corridor, up every staircase. The energy we create and expel within the walls remains long after we leave: forgotten conversations drape from corners like spiderwebs, emotions and experiences glaringly […]

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