I'm still shaken by this. Not many people on the screen allow you to connect with them to the point of actually feeling you personally know them. RIP
On another note, my wife and I stayed in the hotel in Kayserberg less than 2 years ago where they found Bourdain. One of the best meals I've ever had.
When we were in Vietnam in February we went to the spot in Hanoi where he took Obama. We discovered it was just around the corner from our hotel. It's a tiny hole in the wall joint - as are most of the best spots in Hanoi.
There are now multiple photos on the walls of the owner posing with both Bourdain and Obama.
I would say that our decision to visit Vietnam for 3 weeks was influenced to some degree by Bourdain and his passion for the country and its food.