Category Archive: Travels in Vietnam

The Art of Bargaining in Southeast Asia

I have been in Asia for almost a year now and I’ve had my fair share of markets. From bargaining for weasel poop coffee in the Ben Thanh of Ho Chi Minh City… Continue reading

Getting Around in Ho Chi Minh City

Interested in how to make your way around this bustling city with over 3 million motorbikes? Don’t fret just yet. Read my piece about Ho Chi Minh City’s Transportation here on ExpatArrivals.com  … Continue reading

Motorbike Diaries

Day 1 and I somehow found myself riding my new motorbike (ehhh…scooter) for 4 hours to the Mekong Delta. Blame it on the FOMO (fear of missing out) blame it on my undeniable… Continue reading

Conquering the Sleeper Bus

February is fast approaching and in my new Asian life, February no longer just means Valentine’s Day and the shortest month of the year. Now, it means TET. Tet is one of the… Continue reading

A New Year’s Gamble

 So here I am, back in Vietnam. 22 hours and too many airplane meals later. After a short trip home, I made sure to be back for the 31st to ring in the… Continue reading

Denied.

Rejected and Refused. See ya later sucker. Better luck next time. Asta la vista. All of the above are appropriate to describe the nightmare my roommate experienced last week. As she described it,… Continue reading

Slow Ride, Take it Easy

If you are looking for a more adventurous way to see the countryside of Vietnam, ditch the open bus tours and sign up for an Easy Rider. During our time in Nha Trang,… Continue reading

Vacation on a Vacation

Two weeks since our departure and Mary and I decided we needed a vacation. 😉 With teaching bound to be starting soon, we thought it best to take advantage of our free time… Continue reading