Year: 2018

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Yen Duc Village, Part 1

I know, I know. This is over a year old, but it's still worth posting, so gracias for your patience. Before arriving at our final destination of our time in Vietnam last May, I was a bit timid. Our boat ride in Bai Tu Long Bay had been a slight disappointment (in the management front, not the view!), and I had purchased an add-on day at a local village from Indochina Junk, the boat company, as they had a partnership with the local village. But when we pulled into Yen Duc Village, my humidity…

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Brooklyn and Beyond, Spring edition

So. I am feeling pretty nostalgic for this pretty country  after an early morning wakeup to watch the royal wedding. Last one, we were happily cozied in our stone flat, and spent the day toasting with dear friends. What a thrill. We will never not be nostalgic for the salty, storied island where we fell in love.  It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything but travel, so thought I’d take a wee break from restaurant recommendations and itineraries. This year has held the most…

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Waipi'o Valley

Look at that! I think I could leave this post at this sight, which captivated me well before I'd seen it in person. I hadn't noticed the waves in the photos I scanned trip dreaming, and they turned out to be one of the most captivating images from above. My mother in law and I had both read about this ancient valley's beauty before we landed on the island, but after our concierge, who grew up nearby, suggested it yet again, we were in. The only issue? The drive down was very narrow and very…