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Part I: Buenos Aires – Travel Like a Local, Travel with a Local

Part I: Buenos Aires – Travel Like a Local, Travel with a Local

In January of 2012, right after returning from our unforgettable two-week trip in Egypt, Julia and I sat down to discuss our travel plans for the upcoming year.  I was just days away from starting a new job at a large law firm and was…

Eating Our Way Through Vietnam

Eating Our Way Through Vietnam

Asia has the best food.  Period.  No arguments.  Every time I state this unequivocal fact, Victor tries to mumble something about Mexican food, then realizes that I am willing to physically fight him over this and quickly changes his tune.  And so, Victor and I…

Clothes Make the Man, Vietnamese Tailors Make the Clothes

Clothes Make the Man, Vietnamese Tailors Make the Clothes

“Twenty-seven and a half!” the woman called out and quickly slid the measuring tape down my body. “Right shoulder higher than left shoulder!” I started twisting to look at my unequal shoulders in the mirror, but she quickly forced my body back, while methodically calling…

Murder on the Dragon Pearl

Murder on the Dragon Pearl

Part II of Adventures on the Anti-Love Boat in Halong Bay Our first lunch on the boat was served on the lower deck, on dark red tables covered by crispy white linens.  Victor and I picked the table closest to the railing, so we could…