By whatever name you call it, pho has placed Vietnamese cuisine squarely on the culinary world map. James Pham visits a Saigonese pho restaurant to unravel the secrets behind this national dish, rich in flavor as well as history.
Phnom Penh gets no respect. Visitors often just overnight or bypass Cambodia's capital entirely on the Bangkok - Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) - Ho Chi Minh tourist trail. However, 10 year resident James Pham presents an insider's look on some must see / must do activities aimed to put a Phnom Penh stay back on your SE Asian itinerary.
Ever watch the movie Cast Away and thought to yourself, "I'd endure a flaming plane crash and years of isolation just to be trapped in an island paradise"? James Pham tells you how to be cast away on your own secluded Thai island with swimming pool-like water and deserted beaches.
Thai food is one of the most popular and trendy cuisines in the world. But how many people simply stop at Pad Thai? James Pham highlights some of the best street food Bangkok has to offer, proving that there is life after Pad Thai.
Istanbul. Just the name conjures up spires and bazaars and a rich history. James Pham highlights some of the reasons why this unique world capital that straddles Asia and Europe should shoot to the top of your bucket list.
James Pham has spent the last 20 years being a citizen of the world. Work and travel has taken him from his hometown in Fairfax, Virginia to Canada, Cambodia, Thailand, and now Vietnam, with stops in about 50 countries along the way. He has a background in publishing and educational management, but his guilty pleasure is […]