Archive for the ‘Vietnam’ Category

Can Tho Bridge

Can Tho Bridge

Here is a photo of the Can Tho Bridge a few days before it officially opened. I was fortunate to ride it the next day when I left Can Tho for the last time. The story behind the bridge is that it was suppose to be completed a couple years ago, but then suddenly one side [...]


Video: My Life in Vietnam

For the last six months, I traveled throughout Southeast Asia and lived in Vietnam. In six minutes, you’ll get to see how my life as an ex-pat was and hopefully feel inspired to do something similar. Everything from my students to new friends, to learning about a new culture and trying new food, Vietnam has had [...]


Getting to Laos from Vietnam was no easy feat

During my backpacking adventure through Southeast Asia, I kept a log of simple, short notes that I could look back on so I could write blog entries to show everyone. Looking back on how my friend and I got to Laos, I’m going to do a copy/paste job of my notes because I think it’s [...]

Vietnamese students

Education in Vietnam

An old student of mine recently reached out to me requesting I proofread her paper on the importance of education in Vietnam. Some of the statistics listed in her paper surprised me, such as 40% of students in the Mekong Delta dropped out of school in 2009, most of them being upperclassmen. Whether this statistic is accurate [...]

Exercising Around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

Video: Exercising Around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

If you’re up early in the Old French Quarter of Hanoi, make sure you check out people exercising around Hoan Kiem Lake. I thought it was really funny, as you might tell from the few chuckles in the video, and I even admired that one woman making a sale! Get it grrl!

Tortoise Tower in Hanoi, Vietnam

City of Hanoi in Vietnam

In order to take a break from the intolerable heat of Can Tho in Vietnam, my housemate and I decided to fly up north for a few days to the city of Hanoi. Conveniently, there was a flight from one city directly to the other. The only part that sucked about that was that Can [...]

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Peaceful and Breathtaking Trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, meaning ‘descending dragon’, is a popular tourist attraction located in northern Vietnam. It has over a thousand of those limestone isles and dozens of boats (also known as ‘junks’) located around the Bay.

Can Tho Floating Markets

Video: Can Tho Floating Markets

If you’re wondering what it’s like to visit the Can Tho floating markets, a popular tourist destination along the Mekong Delta where merchants can sell products such as fruits, vegetables and drinks, here’s a video to show you exactly how it goes down.

flying kites

Flying Kites in Vietnam

I recently accepted an invitation by a few of my students to go kite flying! I’ve never done it back home and I’ve wanted to do it ever since I’ve kept seeing kites randomly pop up everywhere. My students made it look so easy to get the kite off the ground but for some reason [...]

fish massage

Video: Fish Massage

Fish massages are becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam. If you’re wondering how it feels to have 20+ fish nibble on your feet, just imagine that tingly sensation you get when your foot falls asleep. I asked one of my girlfriends back home how much they’re costing people in New York City and she replied $60/half hour! [...]

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