And Then Everything Changed in Vietnam

And Then Everything Changed in Vietnam

If anything, at the end of this Asia trip I will be able to say that this continent has changed me. I'm not certain of much at present, but I know that I will be a different person when I leave Asia than when I arrived- hopefully a slightly older, more balanced, more...
The Cleaner of Chartres: A Francophile Book Review

The Cleaner of Chartres: A Francophile Book Review

 In order to satisfy my France cravings now that I'm in Asia, I've been reading quite a few novels that take place in France. I found one, The Cleaner of Chartres, to be particularly special and wanted to share it with you. The Cleaner of Chartres, by Salley Vickers,...
Magnificent Macau: Where Portugal Meets China

Magnificent Macau: Where Portugal Meets China

After the hustle, bustle and huge skyscrapers of Hong Kong, Macau was a breath of fresh air. In fact it was almost like a little European vacation within Asia. Along with Hong Kong, Macau is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of China, meaning it maintains...
My Local Eats: Toronto

My Local Eats: Toronto

Welcome back to My Local Eats, a guest post series in which foodies from around the world share their favorite things to eat and drink. Today we're swinging over to Toronto (not too far from my hometown!) and hearing from Maria of the Happiness Experiment, who shows...
Hong Kong: My First Asian Metropolis

Hong Kong: My First Asian Metropolis

Hong Kong was the type of city I was supposed to hate: a city of traffic, pollution, crowded sidewalks, with little to no nature. But I didn't hate it. I actually really like Hong Kong. Standing outside in the street breathing in the city's heavy humidity, with the...