I just found a ton of photos from our Tokyo trip that I never got around to sharing. These are all from Ueno Zoo, which Jacob super enjoyed. Continue reading
Lorina Tan is a 20-something food-lover who was based in Thailand for 2 years. I met her through the blog when she sent me samples Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to do a post about Tokyo Disney Sea since we got back from Tokyo last November, but it’s been so hard to find the time. Continue reading
One of my favorite places to visit at the Ginza shopping district is the Muji flagship store in Yurakucho. Continue reading
Since it was Jacob’s first trip to Tokyo, John and I decided to plan our itinerary around kid-friendly activities, and just eat wherever was most convenient for us. This was pretty easy to do, as there were so many restaurants to choose from in our neighborhood, and also because we bought a lot of food from the konbini and depachika. Continue reading
Shinjuku Gyoen, one of Japan’s national parks, was just a few blocks away from our hotel. Jacob loves going to parks, so this is where we spent the morning of our first full day in Tokyo. Continue reading
Over the semestral break, John and I took Jacob on his first-ever Tokyo trip. Continue reading
My cousin Queen read up on a lot of Hanoi restaurants on Tripadvisor prior to our trip. Gourmet Corner was ranked as the city’s 6th best restaurant, and we decided to have lunch Continue reading
Cong Caphe was one of my favorite coffee experiences in Hanoi. My cousins and I walked over to the cafe right across St. Joseph’s Cathedral, but you can find them at various locations around the city.
Sofitel Legend Metropole is one of my favorite Hanoi discoveries. The hotel has been on my must-visit list ever since reading this interview with Anthony Bourdain. But even with my high expectations, I was blown away by how beautiful it was in reality.
During our Hanoi trip last May, my cousin Queen suggested we check out this place called The Hanoi Social Club. More than a restaurant, it was a cozy and interesting space where “peaceful souls join together to cloud-gaze, think, and create.” Continue reading
After a few days of eating mostly traditional Vietnamese fare, my cousins and I felt it was time for a change. We decided to have dinner at Green Tangerine, a colonial-style restaurant serving up French cuisine with a Vietnamese twist.
Hanoi day 2, my cousins and I decided to book a tour to Ninh Binh, a province about 2.5 hours away from Hanoi by car. Continue reading
My cousins and I spent a lot of time cafe hopping while we were in Hanoi last month. The Note was just down the street from our hotel, and it was one of my favorites Continue reading
I can’t remember if we had dinner at Cau Go our first or second night in Hanoi, but I do remember it being a really good one.
My cousin Queen booked us rooms at the Hanoi Imperial Hotel, just a stone’s throw from the lake and right in the middle of the Old Quarter. Continue reading