Coffee or Cocaine?

Ding! Ding! Ding! I found what you're looking for betches! C A  P H E  S U A  D A  "Vietnamese Iced Coffee With Condensed Milk [& A Pinch of Cocaine]  I guess you could say I've been slumming it in terms of coffee.  Until recently I have only had coffee from the street.  Well … Continue reading Coffee or Cocaine?

Binh Quoi Village

When Belinda was in Ho Chi Minh I wanted to immediately get out of Ho Chi Minh and go to Mui Ne.  However, Belinda wanted to experience the city and get a feel for what a typical week might be for me. Even though it was my birthday week, she did travel 20+ hours to see … Continue reading Binh Quoi Village

The Teacher Chronicles

I will be totally honest. When I made the decision to teach English abroad the thought of 'teaching' never crossed my mind. It sounds silly, but I'm being serious. I would tell my friends I would be, "Molding young minds," and give them my best Grinch face. While in Cambodia completing my TESOL training there were several … Continue reading The Teacher Chronicles

The Real MVP

BELINDA CAME TO HO CHI MINH FOR MY 23rd BIRTHDAY. It was by far one of the best birthday presents I have ever received. I was born in San Diego and grew up in Cerritos, CA. So when it was time to decide where to go for college (sophomore year  in college - I committed early) … Continue reading The Real MVP

The Instagrams That Never Made It Pt. 4

December was an absolutely insane month. We pretty much had visitors coming and going and it seemed as if I was busy every single second of every day for a month straight entertaining. I took a ton of photos but as you know I can't Instagram everything. There are rules people. Here are the unlucky ones. … Continue reading The Instagrams That Never Made It Pt. 4

Monkey Island

Let me begin by thanking Hurley for the photo and videos in this post – the photos that look professional and perfect are Hurley’s – the photos that look basic and boring are mine.  If  you are at all impressed by what you see (you will be) definitely take a moment and check out his … Continue reading Monkey Island

Supa Fresh

The lord threw me a bone by placing organic down the street.  Between a mini Vietnamese style liquor store is a beautiful, bright green grocery store called Organica. How did I discover this place? Technically, Megan did.  One of the many days we were being rained on during our 3pm walk home Megan says, "OMG … Continue reading Supa Fresh

FriendsGiving

T H A N K S G I V I N G This time last year I was freezing my ass off in beautiful Ellicott City, Maryland celebrating Thanksgiving with my Dad's side of the family. Granted I almost missed my flight because I was beyond hungover/still drunk from going out with the Elon Men's … Continue reading FriendsGiving

Whole Foods?

I know I'm in Vietnam and I want to "culturally immerse myself", but sometimes I want to feel like I'm in Whole Foods in Manhattan Beach spending money on the most expensive sugar-free, gluten-free, locally grown, organic, vegan products I can put my snobby little hands on.  Annam Gourmet Grocery Store is the place for me to … Continue reading Whole Foods?

The Instagrams That Never Made It — Pt. 3

Out of the blue, my phone decided to say night night after going running while here in Vietnam.  Obviously if I was home I would have simply made a Genius Bar appointment and taken it to an apple store. Of course they don't have apple stores here in Vietnam. They have 'Certified Apple Resellers and Repairs' … Continue reading The Instagrams That Never Made It — Pt. 3