Randomly picking up cultural norms and accidentally bringing them home

Randomly picking up cultural norms and accidentally bringing them home

What do manners really mean? There are so many different cultures out there, one culture's polite could be another culture's rude. When I travel, I try to (or accidentally) adopt some of the cultural norms, and a few of them have followed me back home! Where they don't necessarily make sense and are seen as [...]

8 best breakfasts from around the world 

8 best breakfasts from around the world 

Where I grew in Middle America, there were no exciting breakfast options. Cold sugary cereal, $0.99 white bread with margarine, and orange juice from concentrate? Bleh. The day I moved to the big city and learned about a meal called "brunch" was the day my life changed. Now, breakfast is one of my favorite meals! Though breakfast options in [...]

22 hours in Korea!

22 hours in Korea!

I am a sucker for cheap plane tickets. A couple of weeks ago, I went to Vietnam for a beautiful wedding for one of my best friends, and the cheapest ticket option had an overnight layover in Korea. "What the heck, I've always wanted to go to Korea," I thought, so I booked it to get a peek. [...]

Best food in Hanoi

Best food in Hanoi

Hanoi is one of my favorite cities. And honestly, it's because of the food. Here are the top dishes I think everyone should try there. They're amazing and unique to Hanoi.  The places we went to were all in the old quarter, so you don't even have to go far to have delicious! Cha ca thang long. This, like most [...]

Chúc mừng năm mới

Chúc mừng năm mới

Note: this is coming from my bad memory to remember MY feelings - I highly recommend you talk to an actual person who grew up celebrating this holiday if you want the official lowdown  Well technically it's day 3 of lunar new year. But around this time last year, I was in Vietnam to celebrate! Well technically [...]