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A beach getaway in Da Nang



I’m officially on vacation, and jump-starting it at the beach! It’s been quite a busy month, working six days a week in Hanoi. I hardly had a chance to even talk about it. Within hours of arriving back from Sapa, we flew off to Danang for our work vacation. Thanks to our generous boss, we’ve been doing not much other than soaking up the sun at a lovely resort villa. Our fully-equipped two-story villa came with a private infiniti pool and the beach just beyond our backyard. We stocked our fridge with food and drinks, and we’ve been taking turns cooking meals. I forgot how nice it is to eat home cooked meals and just relax!

Our backyard.

The sunny dining area.

Taurin cooked some delicious kimchi bacon cheese burgers. Of course, we also had dill pickles, french fries, and rum + coke on ice. Yum!

Van cooked us pho from scratch, and it was amazing. She taught me how to make the broth, which really takes an entire day to get it just right.

We bought some tropical fruits at the grocery store. I think this one’s called sugar apples.



I don’t think I’ve ever been this tan before, and I’m not complaining!


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    Musings by di
    July 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    OoOo pomme cannel, I’ve only read about them. How cool! All that homecookin looks simply delicioussss. Kimchi cheeseburgers…ingenious. Enjoy your summer holiday! Loving all these photos sewon.
    Xoxoo Diana

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    Veronica Fish
    July 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Oh my god, amazing, it looks like a dream

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    July 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    This place look so nice. In Malaysia we called sugar apple as “Nona”

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    July 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Always lovely photographs and fuss free life, how I envy you, Sewon! The beach and backyard are amongst my fave!

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    kelly zarb
    July 28, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Oh wow Sewon it looks so lovely and relaxing , I am so jealous!!!

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    July 28, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I looove tan hehehe 😀 and that’s quite a nice tan indeed! the pictures look beuatiful and relaxing… so summery! the pho looks very good!

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    Pink Ronnnie
    July 28, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Oh wow. That food. That pool. That sand….
    Ronnie xo

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    indie belle
    July 28, 2012 at 8:16 am

    enjoy your holidays, Sewon! you deserve it after the hard work 🙂
    and that place looks so cool!

    stella xo

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    July 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    The colors in the first photo are gorgeous!

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    July 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Such great photographs, Sewon; it looks like you’re on a great vacation and definitely well-deserved. The last two photographs especially make me wish I was closer to bodies of water or, at the very least, had more regular access to a pool, haha. Hope you continue to enjoy your time off and share more pictures! xx

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    Studio Meez
    July 30, 2012 at 2:51 am

    How wonderful this all is!

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    July 30, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Today the weather in the UK has turned all grey and cold. So checking out your blog today has been a welcome escape! The sun, sea and sand and awesome food looks so incredible. Looks like you guys are having the best time!

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    celsy sabilla
    July 31, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Sewon! stop traveling and taking beautiful photos and making us all really jealous, ahhhh what i’d give to be in your position right now. The place looks amazing and that pho looks delicious 🙂

    i keed, please take more photos. your blog would be one of the first i’ll reference back to if anyone’s up for traveling!

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    July 31, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Ahh..how peaceful life can be, right? 🙂

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    August 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I love your life. 😀

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    August 3, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Oh wow, that’s what I would need now too, lying on a pretty beach! 🙂

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    August 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

    That place looks lovely. I wonder what sugar apples taste like.

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