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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Photos from a recent (short!) trip to Portland Oregon, all taken with iPhone 5.

-Jodi

 

Mount Hood from the plane

Overlooking the river

Theatre ceilings never looked this good.

Portland magic hour.

 

A rooftop view.

 

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Underwater cave hotel in a quarry? China says yes.

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Imagine a hotel that will be built into the side of a giant quarry, a 328 foot tall rockface of a cavern that used to hold water . That’s what is currently being built outside of Shanghai, China, which will also include a giant waterfall from the roof that pummels the floor below:

 

UK design firm Atkins, who won the bid to The Songjiang Hotel, notes that project will include extreme sports facilities, visitor centre and a five-star luxury hotel with some levels of the hotel situated under water.

For more photos, see Dezeen’s post here.

-Jodi

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The best claypot catfish in Saigon

Jodi Ettenberg Legal nomads

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

After almost five months in Ho Chi Minh City (still affectionately known as Saigon to many of its inhabitants), I’d be remiss not to mention one of the best dishes I ate, a beautifully balanced and just-enough-spice claypot catfish from a tiny restaurant called Dong Hoa Xuan, in Binh Tanh district.

Behold:

Claypot catfish by Jodi Ettenberg

Claypot catfish, by Jodi Ettenberg

The place has a fabulous “point to order” system of merely drooling over the food and selecting what you’d like to eat. Everything there — especially their BBQ pork ribs — is worth trying. But do not — seriously DO NOT — skip the catfish (Cá Kho Tộ). Sweet and spicy, with fried pork fat topping the dish as it simmers away, it is served with rice and best enjoyed when piping hot. It’s also in a less touristed part of the city, so it will give a chance to see areas that most tourists miss.

Address:

Dong Hoa Xuan
49 No Trang Long Street
Binh Thanh District
HCMC
08 35101771

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