Category Archives: Travel Tips and Insight

Grape Vendor

This vendor was selling the most beautiful grapes ever. Aren’t they magnificent? Continue reading

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French Baguettes

France and Vietnam have had a relationship since the 17th century when missionaries first arrived Continue reading

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Specialty Papers

The rolls are slim and for the longest time, we never saw anyone purchase these papers. We wondered what they were for? Continue reading

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Flower Man

When the angle was right we could see that the flower show was being man-propelled. Continue reading

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Evening Barbeque

Paraffin wax was placed around the coconut and set on fire, blazing the shrimp. Continue reading

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Having Healthcare Needs Met Outside the U.S.

Should we fear receiving health care in foreign countries while traveling? Continue reading

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Crossing the Street in Saigon, Vietnam

The traffic is so continuous in Saigon that in many locations, if you want to cross the street, you must walk right into the moving cars and motorbikes. Continue reading

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U.S. Expat Taxes – An Introduction

For many people, a trip to the dentist is preferable to preparing a tax return. The good news, however, is that many U.S. expats end up not owing taxes because of certain exclusions and credits available to the expat community. Continue reading

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Chased By a Hippo…and Lived!

“Run, Stacey, run!” Maria screams in my ear as we jump out of the mokorro. Grabbing our bags, we follow the polers to higher ground jumping over trees that block-in the hippo pool. Continue reading

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Sashimi Anyone?

The first thing we saw was fresh sushi and sashimi on small plates that were traveling on a moving transport system up and down the sides of a counter. Continue reading

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