Tag Archives | Vietnam

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Turns out I’m royalty

Last year, I visited family in Hue, Vietnam to discover my roots. For the longest time, I asked my dad why my last name was different from his. Mine is Bao, his is Vinh. He said it was because, “we come from a royal dynasty where the last name changes from generation to generation.” I… Read more…

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Stuff on Bikes

Oh the things Vietnamese carry around on two wheels. It’s a hoot! It never seizes to amaze me what Vietnamese can load on two wheels, other than themselves and a passenger or two (or three or four!). This week, my family flew back to Vietnam in time to celebrate Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and I’m… Read more…

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2012: The Best Year of Our Lives

A year in pictures, a lifetime of memories. 2012, best year ever. When we quit our jobs, never in my wildest dreams did I imagined we’d be spending the year the way we did – a year in travel. It’s been one helluva a year filled with more ups than down, both good times and… Read more…

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Your Noodle Guide to Vietnam

From pho, to bun to mi. It is all about the noodles. Vietnam is blessed with amazing food. I’m not being bias when I say that either, am I? From rice plates to spring rolls, savory crepes to delectable snails, not to mention the various types of noodle bowls, we Vietnamese know how to eat… Read more…

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Capture the Colour – In Food!

This is the many shades of our travel highlighted through sweet indulgences. Thanks to Two for the Road for the nomination and some Twitter encouragement from Abigail of Inside the Travel Lab, we have decided to take part in Travelsupermarket’s Capture the Colour competition. Not going to lie, we’re a bit intimated by what we… Read more…

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6 Months of Travel and Fall 2012 Plans

6 months in travel. On coming home and plans for the future. How do I put this into words? It’s been NUTS! 6 months, 9 countries and 40+ cities later: we’ve been on camels, trains and planes. Slept in deserts, boats and plenty of couches. Sipped tea in China, slurped noodles in Japan. Avoided Delhi… Read more…

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About Us

Welcome to our blog! Find out who we are, hear our story and start trippin’. Who Are We? We are Gerard and Kieu. G for short, and Q because that’s exactly how you pronounce it. Together, we are the GQ in GQ trippin — hopefully you’ve already figured that part out. 😛 We recently got… Read more…

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Visiting Family in Vietnam

2011: Thankful Gerard got to meet his Grandma in this lifetime. RIP. We love the food, we adore our culture, but ultimately, this trip is significant because it’s G’s first time here. Ever. You could say it’s an important one, a pilgrimage so to speak. G’s never met his Ba Ngoai (Grandma on his mom’s… Read more…

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