N. Vietnam Photo Blog

Another well overdue blog post, but better late than never. In May I went on several solo trips, and Northern Vietnam was one of those trips! In seven days I went to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa - it was an amazing first solo trip. I'm so proud of myself for pushing myself and … Continue reading N. Vietnam Photo Blog

I <3 Thailand: Elephants

This is a post dedicated to the elephants of Thailand I'll be honest, I wouldn't call myself an animal lover by any degree.  I mean, I like animals, I think they should be treated with love and respect like any other living and breathing creature on earth (except possums and raccoons). The cute animals make … Continue reading I ❤ Thailand: Elephants

Full Moon Party Survival Guide

I love festivals. I love events and gatherings where hundreds to thousands of people flock to one place to drink, dance and do whatever. Like that is my shit. You say hoards of people and I get giddy. Events like that make me feel alive (as corny as it sounds). So when my teammate Bri went to … Continue reading Full Moon Party Survival Guide

Eating in Vietnam: Banana Leaf

  I had banana leaf my very first night in Vietnam. Soooo necessary considering the day that I had -- you can read about that debacle here Hien took us out for street food pho which was a perfect/classic first Vietnamese meal but I needed something sweet!  Hien--being the food guru that she is read … Continue reading Eating in Vietnam: Banana Leaf

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