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The Necessary Vietnam Packing List from a Special Forces Vet

What many people don’t know about Vietnam is that after years of colonial rule by the French, much of the cuisine in Vietnam has been influenced by French cooking. I remember walking into the center of Ban Me Thuot in the central highlands years ago and the most overpowering smell in the street was baking …

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Why a Travel Backpack is Best (Roll Bags Suck)

Rucksack travel > Roll Bag Travel If you’re not interested in freedom, adventure, health or common courtesy toward the entire universe while traveling, this post will prove of very little interest to you. Out in front of the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, there’s a sculpture (and Ingress portal) called Consigne à vie or Checked Luggage for …

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