Take Home Vietnamese Lacquerware and Paintings

We all have different images of artists etched on our mind: a lanky man cloaked in white, painterly robe, smoothing out his curly mustache as he admires his opus; a lovely apparition of a woman, a doyenne of the arts, her porcelain fingers lightly sweeping a brush across the canvas; and finally, an artisan in…

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Eat Exotic Food in Angeles, Pampanga

Homecooked Filipino food tends to be on the safe side, save for the occasional dinuguan (pig blood stew) and kare-kare (a peanut-based stew which makes use of oxtail and tripe as its meat component). Those, however, pale in comparison with some interesting dishes from Pampanga, the province that’s also better  known as the food capital…

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Angeles, Pampanga’s Red Light District at Night

Like in any other country, red light districts are quite commonplace in the Philippines that no one would probably bat an eyelash while passing by a girly bar. Walking Street is a known example of a red light district in Angeles, Pampanga that was reputedly established for the former U.S. Navy base in Clarkfield. Its…

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3 Famous Cafes in Hanoi for Your Coffee Fix

It goes without saying that Vietnam is the coffee—and should we dare say, tea—capital of Southeast Asia. Nobody does coffee like Vietnam, and you know it’s true, if you’ve been to other countries in the region, or have at least, sampled several variants from your home country. Coffee was part of Vietnam’s French heritage. The…

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Healy Mac’s (Irish Bar & Restaurant) Review

Ribs and beer—proof that life couldn’t get any better at Healy Mac’s.   The choices along Changkat Bukit Bintang could be too much for a first-time visitor, and without Google’s precious advice, we found ourselves a little lost in its cosmopolitan jungle. We went through the stretch of bars and restaurants opposite the shopping block,…

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Splendora Hotel Hanoi Review

There’s a reason why Splendora Hotel Hanoi is always included in top 10 lists of where to stay in Hanoi, Vietnam. Right smack in the Old French Quarters, Splendora Hotel Hanoi offers quaint accommodations for travelers who want to live within a walking distance of Hanoi’s attractions. Boutique Splendora is just a few minutes minutes…

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Ayutthaya Tourism: 6 Most Visited Landmarks

One of the irresistible charms of Ayutthaya province is that it’s isolated from the hubbub of Bangkok and yet just a quick journey away. Travellers can go to Ayutthaya and be back in the city without feeling too drained and exhausted. No wonder Ayutthaya tourism is in the pink of health, as adventurers pour in…

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