When we Americans hear “Vietnam” we think “the War”. This does not happen the other way around.
If I wait until I’m in a good mood to blog again, you may not hear from me for awhile. Here I am trying not to complain too badly and to just make it through the next 7 days.
It’s Saturday, January 19th and half my postcards STILL haven’t made it to America, after being mailed on the 2nd. Hopefully some will arrive today. (Did you get yours today??)
“Hey! I don’t have time to read your blog, but can you paraphrase everything, put it in a reply email to me and attach loads of pics, please? KTHXBYE!”
No words, just pics. All taken today, from morning-wakey to evening-sleepy.
My best attempt at a fair, comprehensive, informative response to the popular 2007 blog post “Reasons To Hate Vietnam.”
I realize I’m about a year late to this particular meme party. Better late than never (right?) Look what I made just for YOU!
Here’s a Friday slice of life. Bon Appétit!
How a tofu breakfast lady lost a repeat customer over 10¢.
My big goal for Q1: to start a full-time job after my February Break. Also, here were my top 3 posts for 2012.
My New Year’s Eve consisted of a tuna sandwich, an erroneous Brit, a bold IM, a different kind of swastica and walking through someone’s bedroom to get to it all. And pics! I have pics!
After my Mekong Delta tour I met up with a coworker-couple for Christmas Eve in Tra Vinh.
After my touristy Mekong Delta tour, I took a 3-hour bus to TraVinh to meet my coworker, Nhüng, near her hometown. I will not miss this bus.
I dug this silly pic up from 2002, when I lived in North Carolina. It represents me last Sunday when, for a few minutes, I became someone’s idea of a typical American.
Here are the rest of my pics from my Mekong Delta tour, as well as some of the people I met.
Here’s my full review of my Mekong Delta Tour. My advice to anyone planning a tour: keep your expectations as low as the price.
Merry Christmas Eve!! Here’s a quick post from the road in Mekong Delta. First a tour, then hanging out in Nhung’s hometown.
Before her internship ended here in HCMC, I got to interview my new Vietnamese-American friend staying in my building.
I’ve only been in my new place for about an hour, but it already seems to be quite an improvement. Here’s my place for the next 6 weeks.
Thanks to some mysterious workings of the internet, my blog posts here in VN take far longer than usual. That is, if it lets me post them at all.