These two photos are from a great evening spent at a rooftop restaurant in one of my favorite places on earth, the beautiful Hoi An. I have been there several times and every time I discover a new place that makes Hoi An more magical.
The restaurant is above a regular souvenir shop on the main road in Hoi An. The view of Hoi An was absolutely fantastic.
The beautiful Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra peninsula in Da Nang. It is the largest pagoda in Da Nang and is located on a hill. From the 20 ha complex there are amazing views of Da Nang, the ocean and the hills. A must visit in Da Nang.
Been a long break from Instagram. I still have a bunch of photos from my last few trips that I'll be posting to get started again.
This is the stairs at The Long Bar at IC Danang. For some reason I love taking photos at top of stairs.
Rather fitting that I found this book on an island and his introduction said he wrote it by the beach. Very entertaining read. He wanted to write a sociopath beach book - and he did. One of these days, I want to go bamboo too, well at least for a longer period of time.
Book 15 of 2018
It's been an odd few days since the news of Tony Bourdain's passing. Strange to think that there will be no more wise cracks to enjoy, experiences to hear, and self-depreciating autobiography to read. And even if none of that was to be anymore, the world would have been a better, warmer place with him in it. We at PV want to extend our support, for whatever it's worth, to his family, friends and anyone that holds his work in high esteem, as we do. While we are currently smack in the middle of our year reading exclusively women authors, we'd like to take a break here and re-name some of Bourdain's work as our collective #PourOfTheWeek . You can find more fiction and nonfiction from this great man, but these are the ones we've worked through thus far. Each is a true joy to experience, from the witty and bloody pages of his crime novels (GONE BAMBOO being a personal favorite) to his poignant essays on traveling, eating, politics within the kitchen, and beyond. This week, if you find a few moments to revisit your favorites or have never had the pleasure of reading any of Bourdain's work, please peel back some of these pages and, as Tony would have said, devour gratefully. He will be sorely missed. Safe travels, Tony. #pourvida#amreading#boneinthroat#gonebamboo#kitchenconfidential#thenastybits#acookstour#anthonybourdainrip#noreservations#partsunknown
Time is a crazy thing. Always been a fan of @anthonybourdain and still dream about the garlicky feast I had at the random little seafood shop in Hong Kong validated by a pic of Tony on the wall... But I just finally finished reading #kitchenconfidential this week and only got his novel #gonebamboo a couple days ago. Excited as ever to read it now... #RIPTony
Only one more week of school before summer vacation begins and I felt like I was punched in the gut when I woke up and saw the news that Anthony Bourdain was no longer with us. Normally, celebrity death really doesn’t have an impact on me, but Bourdain was probably my all time favorite “famous” person. I’ve often said I wished he was my uncle and I’ve definitely been inspired by him more than once. This book written by him is nothing special, but an easy and fun read that I always found time to spend a few days during the summer with. It also was way more fun when you read it with Bourdain’s voice in your head. I find it fitting on a day like today — @anthonybourdain has Gone Bamboo, may he rest easy and his loved ones find peace. #rip#anthonybourdain#tonybourdain#ripanthonybourdain#suicideprevention#noreservations#cnnpartsunknown#partsunknown#gonebamboo#thelayover
Shocked & saddened by the loss of this icon today.
Had the honor of meeting @anthonybourdain twice in my life & was floored by his ability to articulate all things food related.
Kitchen Confidential is still in my top 5 reads and truly speaks to the subculture of the industry I love.
What Kerouac was to beatniks, Bourdain is to knife wielding, fire taming badasses everywhere.
A lot of what has shaped me as the human I am today was given to me by my brother. He handed me my first book by Anthony Bourdain and I was hooked from the beginning. I read all of his books, kept up with his travels and his cooking. I carried this book around with me when he was filming Parts Unknown in Nashville just in case I ran into him. Though we had different views on vegetarian/veganism his views on life inspire me and countless others to push beyond boundaries and to have zero regrets in the process. Thank you @anthonybourdain for the inspiration. #anthonybourdain#gonebamboo
"Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind." Thank you for taking us along on the adventure, Anthony Bourdain.#rip#anthonybourdain#kitchenconfidential#cookstour#gonebamboo#RIP#restinpeace
Immensely saddened and shaken to learn that one of the coolest of all time has exited the building...
Shedding some heavy tears reading the news this morning at the loss of the man who’s words first painted cooking as the career for me.
My walls are supported with every one of your books. I’ve always felt your witty wisdom there to support me- on paper, on television and online. Thank you for everything.
Shine on you crazy diamond<3
#kitchenconfidential#typhoidmary # #mediumraw#nastybits#boneinthethroat#gonebamboo#acookstour#ripanthonybordain
Today we have lost someone great. I am not one to have had idols in the cooking industry or any industry for that matter, but Bourdain was the person whom I respected the most and was inspired by immensely.
He was someone who said it as it was. He talked to us cooks in way that we could only nod and agree. No he wasn’t the fancy chef doing molecular cuisine or deconstructing plates. He was one of us. The every day joe, showing the world the raw side of kitchens, the real side of kitchens, where people fell unconscious from exhaustion, where drugs are rampant, alcohol is a norm and where in every single kitchen, there is family.
I send my wishes to his loved ones, family and friends. Thank you Anthony, you will be missed.