Motorbike Chronicles Pt. 2

Did you think my Motorbike drama would be over? I did too. To my dismay, it is not over. For a while I was smooth sailing. No accidents, no whiskey throttles, perfect parker. I would even go as far to say that I was a really good motorbike driver. Until I nailed the man on the ferry … Continue reading Motorbike Chronicles Pt. 2

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

Two Days Of Fun

Too many districts. Two Days. Plus Teaching. May the odds be ever in your favor.        The morning after I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, I went to lunch with the other Language Corps teachers to discover that HARDWELL (I love Hardwell. We share the same birthday. And I love his hair color) had DJ'd in … Continue reading Two Days Of Fun

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

Eating In Vietnam: Street Food

This post is long. I'm sorry. But it's mostly pictures of really good food (even if you can't tell from the photo--making the food look presentable isn't the street vendor's #1 concern)! Really really really good food. I've been in Vietnam for five maybe six weeks now. I've eaten a lot ALOT of food. My first … Continue reading Eating In Vietnam: Street Food