“Fresh herbs, lots of vegetables and seafood, and cooking techniques that use water or broth instead of oils — these are some of the standout qualities of Vietnamese food,” described Annie Corapi as Vietnamese food lies among CNN’s top 10 healthiest cuisines in the world. And more importantly, it’s delicious! The combination of different flavors and textures is

Are you having a long layover in Palma de Mallorca or just looking for ways to spend your first day on the island most efficiently? I got you covered, with a bit of help from a Spanish local who has spent some years living here. First off all, Palma de Mallorca is an awesome place to

Picos de Europa national park is one of Spain’s largest nature reserves situated in the north of the country. English Wikipedia would tell you that Picos de Europa is the literal translation of Peaks of Europe which is true, but a Spaniard would translate “picos” as pecks or little kisses. It’s one of those places that are picture-perfect everywhere you turn

Nerja makes a great day-trip if you’re already in the province of Málaga and/or look for an alternative of Málaga capital. I’m a fan of Málaga and keep coming back here. But I also love exploring new places and Nerja was a great find, especially if you enjoy outdoor activities like myself. It’s is part of the La

Bolivia: First Time Q&A

Monday, 19 June 2017 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] “I’m traveling to La Paz, Bolivia this summer for studying abroad and I’m a little nervous because I’ve never flown anywhere out of the country before and my sisters keep scaring me about traveling down south…” a young friend recently wrote to me (not that I’m old, she’s just younger). I

[English – Tiếng Việt] You know the thrill, this charming southern beach city doesn’t lack sun, fun and chill vibes. However, there are more about Málaga that capture my heart. Here are my top picks for Málaga City that you’ll enjoy (if you’re guessing Pimpi bar or Picasso Museum make the list, keep on reading because they don’t). 

A Compact Tour of Malta

Monday, 17 April 2017 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] Three main reasons for me to visit Malta were: (i) I’ve always been intrigued to go to smaller countries (in case of Malta, 316ksq), (ii) air ticket was a steal flying from Madrid (roughly €50 round trip with Ryan Air) and (iii) the best of all was to visit the always fabulous Monica,

Vietnam: First Time FAQ

Saturday, 24 December 2016 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] I’ve lost count of messages like “Hey Anh, I’m going to Vietnam, what’s there to do?” so I figure I’ll answer your frequently asked questions here. How much time should I spend? At least one week. Three weeks are ideal, you’ll be able to cover the best of Vietnam.  When should

[English – Tiếng Việt] I visited Italy during the first week of December when people had warned me about the gloomy weather. I, however, found it extremely enjoyable to see the sparkling Christmas decoration and to feel the festive jubilance. Although the Italian I met were not the most friendly people, they are just too

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Peru: the Places

Saturday, 30 July 2016 by

Where have I been in Peru during 30 days? Đi đâu 30 ngày lang thang ở Peru? As hard as having my dear camera stolen on the very last day of my backpacking adventure in Peru, I managed to have everything backed-up (Thank goodness for USBs/thumb drives.) I was challenged physically and emotionally in so

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