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I enjoyed following your journey on Instagram, and this post is the perfect companion. Tracing back family history, especially when migration is involved (my Italian dad was born in Germany), can be such a messy inner affair... stirring emotions and questions we've always ignored. Thank you for sharing your story ❤️

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Thanks, Sinu. I also enjoy your Venice trip snapshots. It makes me daydream about visiting...I bet I will someday! In the meantime, I'll just sit back and live vicariously through your photos :-)

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Your piece is reflective and heart wrenching in its honesty, Hoang! It makes me ashamed of my privileged life that allows me to travel heedlessly, taking so much for granted. Thanks for such a rich and thoughtful post. I look forward to reading your guide to Vietnam, revisiting your Notes and checking out Anthony Bourdain’s piece as well.

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Thanks Ruth!

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This was a lovely read!

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Wow, thank you! Please feel free to share :)

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