The Best Pizza in Vietnam

Who eats pizza in Vietnam, right? I used to be one of those snarky people who said things like: “I can’t imagine why anyone would travel all the way to Asia, only to eat pizza when they can get it … Read More

Reborn in Luang Prabang

It’s been a helluva ride, literally and figuratively, these past couple weeks. As you may have read, we’ve had laptop issues, which are still unresolved (our second attempt to fix my broken screen ended when the repair guy decided to … Read More

When Gadgets Go Wrong in Vietnam

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We are just a week away from the four-month mark in Vietnam.  Half of me wonders where the time went, and the other half feels like we’ve been in Vietnam forever. While I’m not sure one ever feels settled into … Read More

The “Ancient” Imperial City of Huế

This is how I referred to Huế, until I found out that it was the imperial capital of Vietnam during the not-so-ancient Nguyễn dynasty (1802-1945 CE).  Oops.  Never hire me as a tour guide.* You might forgive my ignorance if you’ve seen … Read More

Backpacker Whiskey Sours

Is there anything better than a good, stiff cocktail?  I’m talking about one made with quality booze, not all muddied up by neon mixers and too much sugar.  The kind of cocktail where one is fun, two will really get … Read More

Nha Trang: Nha-t My Favorite

Once upon a December ago, we spent Christmas in Đà Lạt.  While it was the perfect place to spend the holiday, a week of chilly temps there left us eager for some sun, sand, and surf, so we set out … Read More

A Wanderrlust Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has never been our thing at Wanderrlust.  The hoopla and pressure seem kind of silly, especially given the holiday’s violent origins. The Vietnamese wholeheartedly disagree and happily embrace the romance and cheesiness of the modern day celebration. Pop-up chocolate … Read More

Adventures in Caving, Part 2: Hang En

Hang En may be the greatest tease of all caves known to man. Why?  Because Hang Sơn Đoòng, the largest cave in the world, is a mere 3 km. walk away, but you cannot go there without signing up for … Read More

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