Tag archive for "vietnam culture"

Vietnam

Saigon Unseen

15 Comments 22 October 2013

Many travelers talk about wanting have more local experiences – but how far will you go to get access to those experiences? One of the main things locals do in Saigon is ride motorbikes – so would you get on the back of one to ride around like the locals do? Most people think that [...]

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Featured, Vietnam

Finding our Stride in Hanoi

14 Comments 05 September 2013

Jet lag was wearing off, and now we were rapidly adjusting to a new culture and environment. After 4 years of being away from Vietnam, my brain was happy to be exposed to all of this new and sometimes baffling culture again. Evie was also taking a lot in trying to make sense of Vietnamese [...]

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Featured, Vietnam

Pho Lessons

15 Comments 09 February 2012

Before I left Vietnam I had a goal – I wanted to learn how to make Pho. I had eaten it a few times a week for a year while living in Ho Chi Minh City, and I never tired of it. The thought of eating boiling hot soup in humid 90 degrees somehow appealed [...]

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Featured, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Foreign Christmas

9 Comments 21 December 2011

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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Ho Chi Minh City, Travel Advice, Vietnam

What to expect in a Vietnamese Restaurant

31 Comments 16 June 2010

Going out to eat at a restaurant is easy, right? …not always. Often when you find yourself in other countries, even though there’s a waiter, a table, you are putting food in your mouth, and there’s a bill – there are many things that can be vastly different. As I lived in Vietnam there were [...]

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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, Photo of the Week, Vietnam, Vietnam Photography

Motorbike Diaries – Vol. 16

17 Comments 04 October 2009

Start from the Beginning - Motorbike Diaries Vol. 1 You won’t believe your eyes this week!  I’ve collected some of my recent motorbike photography that will amaze and baffle you.  After living here for a year, I’m still absolutely dumbfounded and tickled by what I see the Vietnamese strap to their motorbikes.  The motorbike culture here [...]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Videos, Vietnam

The Dust Bowl

15 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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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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