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     Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam      |      Beijing, China     |       Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

 

 

Q & A WITH SAFFRON TRAVEL

 

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I got to chat with my friend Long (pronounced “Lom”), owner of Saffron Travel, a Vietnam based boutique travel agency specializing in authentic journeys through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Unique home stays, trips organized around an interest (Art? Architecture? Wellness?), luxurious beach resorts, history, food … Read More

 

EXPLORING BEIJING’S CONTEMPORARY ART + DESIGN SCENE

 

People hang out at the Grace Hotel gardens for a drink at the sun set.

… We got started on the outskirts of Beijing in 798 Art District. This is an area in the Northeastern part of the city where derelict, communist-era factories and warehouses have been converted into art galleries, artist studios, design boutiques, cafes and restaurants. It’s an individual experience; some dig deep and love it while others find it over commercialized. I like the atmosphere with so many young students, families and artsy types in the mix. We stayed at Grace Beijing, a gorgeous boutique hotel, and enjoyed great food … Read More