With a UNESCO World Heritage ancient centre, lush rice paddies, and scenic beaches, Hoi An was a pleasant place to base ourselves for a few months. It was a quieter alternative to the more popular digital nomad hub Saigon, and we found it an affordable place to live.
Lucy Sheref (aka WanderLuce) is a beauty blogger and London native who has been travelling with her impressively bearded boyfriend since January 2014. She has a passion for seeing the world while keeping her favourite lipstick on. This is one of my favourite interviews in the book as while I chose not to wear makeup, Lucy shows that it is possible to travel carry-on only with lots of beauty products. I also love the very English luxury item that she packs!
There’s good news and bad news for vegetarians in Vietnam. The bad news is that no Vietnamese dishes are naturally vegetarian, so hunting down street eats is a challenge if you want something more than a laughing cow cheese banh mi. The good news is that many Buddhists in Vietnam eat vegetarian food for at least two days a month. This means that there are many vegetarian restaurants, and for two days at full and new moons (30th/1st and 14th/15th days of the lunar calendar), you can even find street stalls selling meat-free dishes.
On our last visit to Singapore I picked up the new iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil and ditched all of my traditional drawing implements in favour of going entirely digital. So far it’s been fantastic—drawing with the Pencil is a pleasure and the iPad is actually lighter than all of the drawing gear I was carrying before.
I recently completed and launched my new game, Barista!—a fast-paced coffee creation game in which you have to fulfil all of the orders and get to the end of the day before your grumpy boss Jim fires you. It’s available on the App Store now for free!
At this point, I’m supposed to say: “you should totally play it! it’s amazing!”
Here’s the thing, though: it’s not the most fun game ever.