Renown chef Anthony Bourdain criss-crosses the globe in search of food and flavors. Yet it seems he loves his job because each time, he has a #changedbytravel experience. In an interview with Conde Nast Traveller, he opened about some the highlights of his life on the
Wellness History in: China, Egypt, and Vietnam
Prescribed for: Allergies, common cold, inflammation, muscle tension, and respiratory issues.
Cupping, a traditional Eastern medicine form of healing, has shown up in Western spa treatments as of late. Typically applied to the back of the body, the practitioner lights a piece of cotton and places it inside a small glass container removing all the oxygen. The container is then applied to your bare skin where suction is created as the air cools. I was first introduced to cupping after contracting a cough while traveling during the winter season in Vietnam. After one intense treatment my cough started to subside and my lungs began to clear up.
What do you when it's monsoon season and you're feeling under the weather? Spend the day at the spa of course! We were lucky enough to be in residence at the high-end Ana Mandara resort in Hue, Vietnam when we opted for a 4-hour treatment called the Vietnamese Romance.
Have at least a day in Hanoi during your trip to Vietnam? Do not miss this 3.5 hour guided walking tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter lead by the brilliant Mark Lowerson. We always recommend sampling food as the fastest way to gain an understanding of a new to you culture. This tour is for the adventurous and open-minded. Read: vegetarians need not inquire! Tours are given in English and are small in size, 2 - 4 people.