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In September 2016, my two children and I moved from our lovely garden house off Nguyen Thi Dinh to a two-bedroom apartment at Lexington Residence. Lexington is a Novaland luxury apartment complex located off Mai Chi Tho Highway, on the An Phu side of District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s fairly new, Read More

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Ho Tram Beach is my new favorite beach getaway in Vietnam, and for good reasons: it’s uncrowded, has calm spots for young kids, and is only a two-hour drive from the city. I recently went with my kids (ages 2 and 5), and I wish we’d gone earlier! Tweet

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Mumbai, India After 5 years in Ho Chi Minh City, we are moving to Mumbai in summer 2017! Expat life in Vietnam has been great for young children, and I’ve had wonderful career opportunities in my current school. However, I found it difficult to get outside of the expat bubble as a single mom,, Read More

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In January 2015, I had the chance to visit some temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat The largest temple complex and one of the “top three” for tourists, Angkor Wat was worth visiting but crowded. Tweet

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I love the start of a new year. It’s such a natural time to reflect and remember. In addition to thinking about what I learned this past year and what advice I’d like to give myself for 2016, I wanted to take verbal snapshots of some of my most memorable travel moments in 2015., Read More

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In early 2015, my mom and I spent a week in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We had three different hotels for our stay. Here’s the run down. La Tradition d’Angkor Upon arrival by plane from Saigon, we went straight to La Tradition d’Angkor Hotel. I’d booked this hotel because the grounds looked beautiful, and I, Read More

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After a free upgrade to the 5-star Borei Hotel Angkor Resort & Spa, my mom and I were feeling in a fancy mood and wanted to treat ourselves to a show. We decided on the Apsara Terrace dinner buffet and performance at the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor. Tweet

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Earlier this year, I took a trip with my mom to visit Siem Reap, Cambodia. One of the highlights of the trip was a 4-hour horseback ride through the surrounding villages with The Happy Ranch. As a certified horseback riding instructor, I’m always a bit wary of trail-riding ventures. Unfortunately, there are more times, Read More

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This week I had the opportunity to stay at luxury hotel The Reverie Saigon in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City. It was perfect timing, as I’d been busy with work even during winter break, and I needed a little Saigon Staycation. The Reverie has been open for about a year, with the official, Read More