Tag archive for "Expat Experiences"

Ho Chi Minh City, Photo of the Week, Vietnam, Vietnam Photography

Electrical Wiring Maze – Vietnam

11 Comments 29 October 2009

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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Expat Experiences, Ho Chi Minh City, Inside My Head, Travel Advice, Vietnam

Vietnam Learnings

21 Comments 19 October 2009

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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Coming Full Circle

10 Comments 13 October 2009

I spent the weekend going back to square one; back to where I started my life in Ho Chi Minh City. Let me back up a bit; I’ve been living out in a ‘suburb’ district for the last 6 months. Even though I have to come into the ‘city center’ (District 1) a few days [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Videos, Vietnam

Motorbike Diaries – Vol. 17

17 Comments 10 October 2009

Rush Hour Start from the Beginning – Motorbike Diaries Vol. 1 Resistance is Futile – Assimilation I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ve become one of them. I wear a jacket (which I’m boiling in), a mask, a poncho, ….I’m a Vietnamese motorbike driver. I’ve become used to being squeezed into small places and driving [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Motorbike Diaries – Vol. 15

7 Comments 25 September 2009

Start from the Beginning – Motorbike Diaries Vol. 1 What’s in a Name? I’m going to state the obvious – I’m a girl. What I mean by that is I can exhibit typical girl traits at times; especially when it comes to my knowledge of cars. As long as I can remember, I’ve never really been [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Podcasts, Travel Advice, Vietnam

Saigon City Guide

8 Comments 06 August 2009

Last month I produced a Saigon City guide podcast for one of my favorite travel websites, The Indie Travel Podcast.  I love writing, and I wasn’t really sure how I would like researching and doing a podcast, but it proved ot be a lot of fun!  So – here’s everything you want to know about [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Videos, Vietnam

The Dust Bowl

17 Comments 23 July 2009

I often wonder how many months the pollution and dust in Saigon will take off my life.  For this reason, I can’t imagine living here long term.  Hell, I imagine that living here long term is akin to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day! That may be an exageration, however no one really knows what [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Solo Travel, Vietnam

Leaving on a Jet Plane…Tonight!

4 Comments 16 July 2009

Just a quick update  – I’m on the move once again; I’m taking a vacation….yeah!  Ever since I made the decision a year ago to come back to Asia and live in the area, I knew that one of the things I wanted to accomplish was to round out my Asia travel experience.  There’s one [...]

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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