In an episode of Anthony Bourdain CNN travelogue “Parts Unknown”, this talented and fearless returns to Vietnam, a country that he excitedly, repeatedly emphasizes is “one of my favorite places on earth.”
“I’m crazy for Southeast Asia. I think all of us that work on the show love that part of the world. I love Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia for the flavors, the landscape and the people. Going to Vietnam the first time was life-changing for sure; maybe because it was all so new and different to my life before and the world I grew up in. The food, culture, landscape and smell; they’re all inseparable. It just seemed like another planet; a delicious one that sort of sucked me in and never let go.
“All of the things I need for happiness: Low plastic stool, check. Tiny little plastic table, check. Something delicious in a bowl, check.” He was really content with the street food dining experience in Vietnam. What an intrepid host.
Anthony Bourdain also gave his lovely reaction about the traffic in Vietnam “One of the great joys of life is riding a scooter through Vietnam, to be part of this mysterious, thrilling, beautiful choreography. Thousands upon thousands of people — families, friends, lovers — each an individual story glimpsed for a second or two in passing, sliding alongside, pouring like a torrent through the city. A flowing, gorgeous thing.”
“This is the way so many great meals in my life have been enjoyed: sitting in the street, eating something out of a bowl that I’m not exactly sure what it is, scooters going by. It’s so delicious.”
This late chef, writer, TV personality, and traveler Anthony Bourdain has inspired people all over the world to explore and taste the world.
“As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life, and travel, leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks on your body or on your heart are beautiful”. This is also our belief whenever we meet our dear guests who come join the adventurous bike tour with us. You need a bit of adventure to try different things. But the result is rewarding, we promise.
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