Bangkok: In Mourning

A couple of weeks after 2014’s coup d’état in Thailand, I was in Bangkok for a short stay. Lots of people were advising against going, because of the curfew and the military presence in the streets. As usual though, the Thai people made everything look as if nothing really happened, and to be honest, if…

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Ho Chi Minh City: A Food Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly, or currently, known as Saigon, is one of those cities I keep coming back to on a fairly regular basis. I have friends there, but it’s also a city that seems to be undergoing constant development, never looking quite the same as last time I remember it. And then there’s the food……

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Tokyo: In A Rush

Japan has always fascinated me in ways that not even another Asian city could. Barring Australia and New Zealand, it’s about the farthest I can be away from home, and its culture and visual appearance have always been kind of otherworldly to me. Back in 2010, when I was in Shanghai visiting the World Expo,…

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