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A delicious bowl of Cao Lau, Hoi An's signature noodle dish

Cao Lau

Cao Lau is a unique noodle dish found only in Hoi An, Vietnam. The legendary noodles are rumored to be made from special local well water and ashes made from trees from nearby Cham Island.

Teufelsberg

Atop of a hill, in the suburbs of Berlin, is an abandoned US listening station called Tuefelsberg (Devil’s Mountain). Like the Berlin Wall, it stands as an eerie relic of the Cold War.

Fried Slipper Lobster with Garlic

Slipper Lobster

Slipper Lobsters are a delicacy from the sea you can find in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand along the Gulf. Bigger than a crawfish, but similar, these lobsters are smaller than typical...

The parade for Buddha's Birthday

Buddha’s Birthday Bash

It started out like any other day in paradise. Woefully ignorant travelers greet the day. In the early afternoon, we started noticing throngs of bicyclists, parading down the promenade with flags —...

A vendor sells pineapple at the Floating Market on the Mekong River

Cai Rang Floating Market

The Cai Rang Floating Market is the biggest wholesale floating market in the Vietnam. Everyday, until Noon, hundreds of boats sell and trade goods in the middle of the river. There are no stalls...

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Just outside of Luang Prabang, Laos are some really beautiful and unique waterfalls called Kuang Si. The red clay earth provides a stark contrast to the cascading turquoise water that weaves its way...

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