Category Archive: Travel

Burma part II: Ngapali Beach

Our next stop was Ngapali Beach on the Bay of Bengal.  I had been excited about going since reading old clippings from my grandfather’s columns in the Rangoon Times – he lived in… Continue reading

Phu Quoc Island

The nice thing about living in a very long country is that to escape the drizzle and cold of Hanoi we just flew south for two hours to Phu Quoc, an island in… Continue reading

Smog-less vistas and foie gras

Sadly, Tala couldn’t fly back to Europe for just two weeks so we left her in the hands of our very capable maid, Thuy, who stayed in our flat with her. Tala was… Continue reading

Hue – Imperial Capital from 1802-1945

We made a very brief trip down to Hue while my parents were visiting in December. The Hound stayed in Hanoi, although I have begun plotting how I might bring her on internal… Continue reading