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Thinking Boutique Travels to Vietnam!

Zooming through Saigon on our orange Vespas took us to some unique hole in the wall joints that started with cocktails overlooking the skyline to Spring noodles. Saigon is different in so many ways from the rest of Vietnam, it is a liberating metropolis of 11 million far removed from the historically rich area of central Vietnam to the cultural conservative city of Hanoi . Of course artisan jewelry shopping was in the agenda, we returned with goodies like buffalo horn earrings, bamboo crossover bags and colorful cover ups!

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Thinking Boutique Goes to Cuba

Cuba. Land of Jose Marti, la guajira, tobacco, rum, el danzon. Beautiful Cuba; the one that Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan glorify in their songs. I wanted to see what they meant. I wanted to see with my own eyes that mystical island where myths and folklore surrounding its revolution have cast a protection spell against foreigners and hard-core capitalists.

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A Quinceañera in Paris

  The idea for this trip started last year when my niece was turning 15 and I gave her the suggestion to go to Paris instead of having a party.  So, she told everyone and invited most family members to attend the trip. My idea for a gift was a birthday photoshoot in Paris for her alone. My son, Alex, was going to be her chambelan de honor, and we were going to have photos shot by the Eiffel tower with her parents and her abuelos. Planning for this trip started back in September, when we began telling everyone to book their own airfare, while we were going to take care of the accomodations. We looked into tours and we...

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