Winter is heaving its final gusts of biting wind. Late February is homestretch territory. Sunny days begin to outnumber overcast ones. The thaw has not started yet, but its back is about to crack under the sun. Spotting a punchy ripe pomegranate in the grocery store from December through February reminds me of spring pleasures. … Continue reading The Pomegranate
It was a heavy book. I remember moving it to my dorm room from my parents’ house, but I don’t know which one of us had bought it in the first place. Before I owned it, I would look through it for hours and hours at the Barnes & Noble located at 500 S. … Continue reading The Birthday Book
Is it the Romeo and Juliet story? The prospect of finding an Italian partner?
The ancient mystery, the food, the love, the portrayals we see in film and tv? What is it about women and Italy?
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This post is the first in a series of How-Tos on saving money, traveling, and realizing your biggest, juiciest, wildest dreams. Open The Door When someone finds out I quit my job last year and traveled the world for 6 months, the most common reaction is, “Holy shit, that is so cool!” The second comment … Continue reading So you want to quit your job and travel the world? Part I: How To Fund Your Trip
This culinary expedition took determination, dedication, and faith. It all began when my classmate from grad school, Helen, reached out to me via Facebook and told me to go to an amazing hole-in-the-wall pork chop place in Saigon. This place is somewhat a legend in a Facebook thread that Helen shared with me. She has […]
Where it can be found: Lê Công Kiều, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bìn, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam After hitting the famous Bến Thành Market in the center of the city, we wanted to check out other places to find those much desired souvenirs. Paul’s father is an antique dealer. Paul spent his childhood hauling around … Continue reading Treasure hunting on Saigon’s Antique Street – Le Cong Kieu St, Saigon.
We went to an art museum that was a little more … off the beaten path. A bit … interactive. Artinus 3D Art Museum is a bit out of the city center, but nothing crazy. It’s definitely worth the extra money for lyft or motorcycle trip. At this museum, all the art is on the walls … Continue reading Saigon’s Artinus 3D Art Museum