Good Morning, Vietnam [2017]

Guess who’s back, back again? After a day of recovery from a long 21 hour flight, I am ready to be back on the grind. I’ve already contacted ICC’s Career Services team about a posting that I’m super interested in, but I know that I will need to continue researching for other options as well. Any suggestions or leads that any of you have will be super appreciated! Please just comment below or private message me 🙂

Anyhow, the past week spent in Vietnam was wonderful. With the dollar being so strong in the country right now, I highly recommend making the trip if you have the opportunity to! Given our budget, for most of our meals, Phil and I aimed to eat as the locals do. And since we were fortunate enough to have our housing taken care of by a close friend, between the two of us, we spent about $450 total during the week – that’s about $30 per person per day! Please continue reading below for our day to day trip itinerary and food suggestions.

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weekend adventures: Smorgasburg in Williamsburg (Queens, NY)

If you’re an avid food lover and instagram food picturer-er who lives in the New York area, than no doubt you’ve already heard of (if not already ate your way through!) the Smorgasburg. My favorite day to go is Saturday when it is at Williamsburg along the East River State Park waterfront. The game plan: Arrive there early, around 11:00am, to avoid the long lines. Lap the area once through, taking mental note of what vendors are there that day. And get in your first line for the item you want to eat the most! After each line, remember to take a picture of your food :P, and head to the waterfront to enjoy it with a view of the city across the river. It’s best if you bring a friend(s) so that you can take bites out of more dishes! And then afterwards, work off that food baby by heading to the Brooklyn Flea Market for some casual perusing of things that you really want to buy but really do not need.

Outerborough Scallion Pancake Rolls (Left to Right: Crispy Pork Belly & Braised Beef)

Outerborough Scallion Pancake Rolls (Left to Right: Crispy Pork Belly & Braised Beef)

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Puerto Fuy (Santiago, Chile)

Anyone looking to splash out on a ritzier meal during their stay in Santiago should check out Puerto Fuy in the upmarket neighborhood of Vitacura! (More information on Puerto Fuy after all the yummy pictures.)

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