More on Hanoi: Women, the other Hanoi Hilton, and the meal that brought Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain together

Women in Hanoi It was surprising, and cool, to see that there is a museum in Hanoi devoted to the women of the country. I went to see it. The first floor was devoted to marriage, family, and women’s roles in fishing and farming. There are a number of tribes in Vietnam in the hills … Continue reading More on Hanoi: Women, the other Hanoi Hilton, and the meal that brought Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain together

Penang, Malaysia: Five days in Food Heaven

When we were in Kuala Lumpur, locals asked us where we were going next in our travels. When we replied that our next stop was Penang, they all said, “Oh, you’re going to food heaven.” In Penang, it was the same: everyone refers to the place as food heaven. Penang comes by its food culture … Continue reading Penang, Malaysia: Five days in Food Heaven