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Alex S.



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Professional Chef and Writer. Non-stop Traveler.

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AWhat's your ONE must-pack travel gadget?

My Kindle would be the most important, along with a smartphone for maps and email, and my camera. But those would all seem to fall in the "usual suspects" category.  It may be too basic to be a "gadget," but for me, a good, small knife is indispensable;... See More

AWhat apps keep you busy on a plane?

Lumosity for brain games. Memrise for learning all kinds of stuff, though particularly languages, and Duolingo for language learning as well. Sudoku Daily. Download TEDTalks before the flight on the TED app and watch or listen to them on the flight.  Also, Evernote is... See More

ANew York City: Where can I find Chinese Food in those iconic take out containers in NYC?

I'd throw my vote behind Szechuan Gourmet​ and Grand Sichuan​ as well for the food.  The other really obvious answer would be to head down to Chinatown; it's about a 10 minute subway ride and you'll have dozens of restaurants... See More

AVietnam: Suggestions on Visiting Vietnam from Thailand?

Hi Hannah,  1. Check out AirAsia for cheap flights all over Southeast Asia. Also is a good resource for checking out other airlines. It's currently showing prices as low as $162 for Bangkok​ to Hanoi​. $1000 is an... See More

ANew York City: Where can I find Chinese Food in those iconic take out containers in NYC?

That won't be hard to find. Almost every block has a greasy counter Chinese takeout place, though Times Square​ would probably be the hardest place. Head west a few blocks. Probably around 9th or 10th Avenue you shouldn't have much trouble. Or... See More

ASoutheast Asia: Best Cities for Eating and Drinking in SE Asia?

Singapore​ is fantastic, though one of the priciest cities around Southeast Asia. Bangkok​ and Chiang Mai​ are unbeatable, with some of the best street food in the world, as well as fine dining. Penang​ in... See More

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