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Aug 14, 2022Liked by Hoang Samuelson

I'm not very familiar with your part of the world so I particularly like the gorgeous photos.

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Thanks Marg! Someday I'd like to go to Australia so I hope you can show me around!

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Aug 15, 2022Liked by Hoang Samuelson

It would be my pleasure.

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Nice little write up! I'm a native San Diegan so whenever I go to Seaside it's an odd experience. I'm used to seeing palm trees, not Fir and Pine next to the beach. It's a lot more wild.

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Thanks Erin! I think Oregon coastal towns are more of an acquired tastes...by that I mean it takes a while to get used to the cold and rain lol. It does have its charms though...

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Lovely pictures Hoang, makes me wanna go and visit those places myself. Recently, I was in Malcesine, a tiny town on the shores of Lake Garda, and I simply loved hanging out at the local bars overlooking the lake. We had lunch and then indulged in a few glasses of wine at sunset. So magical!

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Thanks Sinu!

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Someday I'd like to visit Venice, and I hope you can show me around! :)

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I'd be delighted to xx

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We have traveled the coast of Oregon--and you captured it beautifully, the food, the feeling. I really relate to the statement about the sense of sameness yet difference as well. Living in a California beach town, I love the open, less populated coastal towns of Oregon. A particular favorite that I wrote about in June 2020 is Bandon. Its sculptural rocks are unlike any I’ve ever seen--and the pizza isn’t bad either! Bon voyage, Hoang!

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You got that right. I've also passed by Bandon, although I've never ventured much into that town.... as for California, I've been to some parts of northern California coast (namely near the Hearst Castle area and the Redwoods area) and it's definitely amazing and I want to visit more of it!

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We did love the seashore in Bandon and there is a LOT to see in California, but I hope you will have years ahead in which to explore. I think the best vacations are ones in which you discover an unexpected place or something new in in a place you thought you knew.

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