walking the grounds in alsace


Visiting the Alsace region of northeastern France was a bit of a last-minute decision, but it ended up being one of our favorite parts in Europe—and even of the whole trip. First of all, the scenery was simply breathtaking: rolling hills, an array of autumn colors from fading greens to deep reds, expansive plains and farmlands that would stretch for […]

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hanoi highlights

Hanoi Vietnam

I was so excited to get to Hanoi because we were meeting up with our friends Margaret and Jessica! It was great to explore the lively Vietnamese capital with them—from simply catching up in local cafes to brainstorming Hanoi-related puns (e.g., bringin’ “ha-noise”) while taking in the sights and sounds the Old Quarter. The city’s Old Quarter is always on the […]

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malaysia in review


After every country we visit, Vikram writes about our overall experiences and highlights. Here’s his take on Malaysia! Malaysia has the best food, as I’ve repeatedly told anyone who would listen. This is a fact. For whatever reason, it hasn’t really taken off in America, but Malaysia’s famous street food scene should put it on the travel list of any […]

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birthdays in malaysia

One of the best parts of our travels so far has been the opportunity to spend so much time with our families abroad. Visiting family was always a “pillar” of our trip, and I’m glad we spent two months across Australia, the Philippines, and Malaysia doing just that. For Malaysia, it was my first time visiting the country and meeting Vikram’s extended family […]

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