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Asia Vietnam

The Hanoi Story: A Summary of Random Observations

The Hanoi experience wouldn’t have been complete without my random observations. Bear with me. Or not. These were just taken from my 2012 moleskine.

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Asia Vietnam

Hanoi Food Trip #3: And 4 and 5

The message is clear: We ate a lot in Vietnam. And so I’ve decided to put all of those food places in which we’ve eaten together in one post. This is that post.

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Asia Vietnam

Hanoi Food Trip #2: Eating on the Sidewalks

Vietnam is a food experience in itself. The food is so amazingly cheap and just so good that you can’t help but try everything you see – even the ones on the sidewalks. On our first evening, we went shopping at the night market which was walking distance from An Hung Hotel, in which we […]

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Asia Vietnam

Hanoi Food Trip #1: Quan An Ngon

I was supposed to entitle this post “Travel Diet Tip #1: Don’t go to Vietnam”. Because I think I gained a few pounds on my way back to the Philippines. And to think that I was there for only three days! Our first lunch in Hanoi was in Quan An Ngon.

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La Union Philippines

Bauang, La Union: Food Stories

This is but a very small part of a series of posts about my family’s trip to La Union in January 2012. I simply have to share some of the food we ate – it was a food-cation. We did nothing but eat, eat, eat. We were actually treated as visitors there.

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Philippines Tagaytay

Bag of Beans and Jakoy

I’ve been going to Tagaytay for two weekends in a row this year. The last one was a day trip for that Taal trek, which I talked about here and here. The week before that was to celebrate two occasions — a birthday and a wedding proposal. Lots of Tagaytay discoveries in that trip too, but I […]

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Manila Philippines

Mercato Centrale: Eating on the Sidewalk for a Change

I’ve been hearing so many good things about Mercato Centrale at Bonifacio Global City. My sisters have been bugging me to go there for weeks and weeks. So finally, despite my splitting headache last night, we drove to Fort to check it out.