Category Archive: Ho Chi Minh City

Week In-stagram Review

July 12, 2013 1 Comment »

Ha Long Bay pictures

Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then each Friday I will post 5 of my Instagram photos from the current week. CORRECTION – I couldn’t narrow it down to 5 pics this […]

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Week In-Stagram Review

July 5, 2013 8 Comments »

Hanoi attractions

Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then each Friday I will post 5 of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks […]

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A Foreign Christmas

December 21, 2011 9 Comments »

Vietnamese families drive to see the Christmas lights

One of the most unusual sites I witnessed in my travels was experiencing Christmas in Asia. I had been living in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam for 3 months when December 25th rolled around. In a country with no real religion, and no westernized consumerism (yet), Vietnam surprised me with their Christmas spirit. Christmas in […]

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A Feast On The Table

November 24, 2010 10 Comments »

pig ears vietnam

It’s Thanksgiving and that means Americans all over the world are giving thanks and stuffing their faces with turkey.  Every time Thanksgiving rolls around, I fondly reminisce about the time I was in Sydney Australia for Thanksgiving and was treated to an amazing turkey and stuffing feast.  Plus the strange and inexplicable dinner entertainment of […]

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Photo of the Week – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

September 9, 2010 4 Comments »

Floating Market in Halong Bay Vietnam The beautiful watery world of Halong Bay Vietnam is a heavily visited tourist destination for the landscapes.  However I was able to capture this economic transaction depicting the unique water culture that has developed in this area for the locals.  The boat reminded me of a floating convenience store […]

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Fruity Vietnam

November 10, 2009 15 Comments »

I’m a fruit person…I love it, I crave it, I must have it!  One great thing about living in the sweltering Vietnam climate is that the fruit is great all year around!  I would walk through the markets and my eyes would pop seeing so many different kinds of colorful fruit!  Vendors walked the streets […]

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Electrical Wiring Maze – Vietnam

October 29, 2009 11 Comments »

Saigon wiring

Every person who comes to Vietnam is either mesmerized or scared to death.  First they notice the traffic and motorbike culture; appearing as chaos.  However the second thing they notice is the mangled electrical wiring above their head; which leads to the question – how do they fix a wiring problem if something goes wrong?! […]

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Vietnam Learnings

October 19, 2009 21 Comments »

I love to reflect upon my time in a place, so it’s fitting that after a year I’ve sat down and actually thought about what I’ve learned about Vietnam, Asia, and myself.  I realize that a year in Vietnam has taught me a many valuable lessons; things I will take with me for the rest of […]

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The Plan

October 15, 2009 24 Comments »

I’m on the move again. After one year of staying in one country and one city (yet many different apartments!); I’ve got itchy travel feet again. I’ve packed up my meager possessions in two suitcases, gave back my motorbike key, said my goodbyes, bought a one way ticket, and the wheels left the ground last […]

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