Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pho in Melbourne // Thien Long Restaurant Bayswater

It didn't take long of me being in Australia to miss Vietnamese food, and while staying with my aunty in Ringwood last week, I decided to source some out.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer Stickers // Free Printables!

I am obsessed with planning and journaling. I have been keeping a bullet journal for a year now with no sign of slowing down. As well as this, I keep a poem journal, a blogging journal, multiple doodle journals, and scrapbooks. So many notebooks.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What's Pho Dinner? // Authentic Hanoian Pho Recipe

I've lived in Hanoi for over two years now and every time I come home to Australia, I like to have a crack at cooking authentic Vietnamese cuisine for my family. My partner and I have a dream of owning a Vietnamese Restaurant one day, and this is one step forward for me. Playing around with different ingredients and recipes to find the most authentic tasting dishes (without the MSG). 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Alternative Hanoi Bucket List // 20 Things to do After all Those Temples and Museums

People seem to think that Hanoi is one of the more boring cities of Vietnam.

The main tourist attractions in Hanoi are the Water Puppet Theatre, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, The Women's Museum, the Museum of Ethnology, the Fine Arts Museum. None of these things really take that long, and lets face it, temples and museums (as beautiful as they are) can get boring really quickly. 

Tourists come for a week and 'run out of things to do'. Friends of mine said "We planned to stay for a week but we've kinda done everything so I think we might head down to Hoi An early".

Expats say that they have nothing to do in their free time.

Well, whether you're on your own, in a group, rich, or poor, I hope that I have some alternative ideas for you to try out next time you're stuck with nothing to do!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Getting Waxed in Hanoi // Salon Van Nguyen

“She asked me to get on my knees and spread my cheeks… it was time for the crack” – A friend who definitely doesn’t want to be named.