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Seafood pasta with lots of salmon and meatballs with $20 for 2 people

Ristorante Di Pompello: Awesome Italian seafood restaurant in Oregon!

After setting up the tent at Ainsworth State Park campground, we were pretty hungry and we didn’t know where we should go for dinner. At first, we thought of going to a closest grocery store in Troutdale for some BBQ but we became lazy. I looked up Google Maps and found an Italian restaurant with […]

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Camping at Ainsworth State Park

I had been planning to visit some waterfalls in Oregon for a long time but I didn’t have time to make some road trips to Oregon due to our busy schedule. I heard that it would be best to visit the waterfalls in the Summer so it would be easier to hike and see water […]

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Mather Campground at Grand Canyon

When I was in girl scout, I used to go camping in wilderness without any convenient tents or bathrooms. We would just bring a bunch of bars, hooks and a big canvas and build a tent ourselves. Unlike my childhood experience, this trip was so much easier to camp! We booked the campground a few […]

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Mono Lake at night

Mark Twain described Mono Lake at best: Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert, eight thousand feet above the level of the sea, and is guarded by mountains two thousand feet higher, whose summits are always clothed in clouds. This solemn, silent, sail-less sea–this lonely tenant of the loneliest spot on earth –is […]

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Milky Way at Grand Canyon

“As dawn leaks into the sky it edits out the stars like excess punctuation marks, deleting asterisks and periods, commas, and semi-colons, leaving only unhinged thoughts rotating and pivoting, and unsecured words.” ― Ann Zwinger, Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon Except my country side hometown in Vietnam, I have […]

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Calla Lily Valley: The hidden gem in Carmel-By-The-Sea

Duration: 1-2 hours Location After leaving the scenic 17 Mile Drive in Monterey Bay on the last day of December 2016, we drove about 10 more minutes to Garrapata State Park, on Pacific Coast Highway 1. The park is easy to find but parking may be easy to miss! You may notice the little sign […]

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Chinatown, San Francisco: little HongKong in California

Duration: 1-2 hours of walking It has been a long time I came back to Chinatown, San Francisco since I moved to Orange County. I always feel overwhelmed whenever I walked in Chinatown as there are so many people here. San Francisco Chinatown is the oldest and 2nd largest Chinese town outside of Asia. One […]

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