There's a spot in Vietnam, just outside Hoi An, where a narrow street that's not open to cars turns into a dirt path. The little path opens up to a quiet stretch of a long beach. Its shores are lined with traditional basket boats still used for fishing and the water carries endless waves.
In the spring of 2017, after a week in Ho Chi Minh City and a 20-hour overnight train, LJ ran excitedly down that little road.
When she hit the ocean, it was like every ounce of tension in her little six-year old body was washed away and replaced with a sense of freedom, excitement and ease. She sat in the sand with her legs in the water and took it all in, seemingly completely in her element.
Travelling has turned LJ into a bit of a foodie and her food-loving parents couldn't be happier!
She loves trying new foods and will pretty much try anything at least once. She's also really gotten into cooking shows and can't wait to have a full kitchen again.
One of our favourite things to while travelling is a self-guided food tour. Guided food tours can be expensive, but they're totally doable on your own for a fraction of the cost. We basically read a bunch of blog posts from people who did it before us, make a map on our phone with some key locations and notes about the dishes to try, then...spend the entire day eating!