No more hostel! Moved into a room around the corner from work. But first, had to say bye to my trusty driver.
Living proof that one can find some cool Vietnamese hanging around the backpacker area.
Before I started my new job, I made it out to this turn-of-the-century colonial mansion to browse traditional and contemporary art.
I really like the guys running the place. Just not sure about south Vietnam long term. (I’m tired of constantly sweating.) Btw, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you’re someplace cooler than here.
The Củ Chi tunnels were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tét Offensive. Their creativity is apparent in this complex network and adaptations like the delay mine and the Ho Chi Minh Sandal.
Got tired of looking at that Obamney thing here at the top. So here’s a panorama I made last night from a rooftop restaurant where I was celebrating my NEW JOB with 2 friends I met. I start in just over an hour.
Pics of where I’m staying and some nice girls I met. And we’re going on a trip together!
On the way to Cu Chi: a famous road, smoking, The American War, being stuck in Vietnam forever and lacquer artwork.
Saigon’s been pretty overwhelming, with the constant flurry of activity (and mopeds! Oh, the mopeds.) It’s taking awhile to sort out my thoughts.
Today marks ohiasia’s First Annual Vietnam Day. To celebrate, I’m going to Vietnam!
Arrived early for a lengthy meander through these sprawling, vibrant gardens. Ate some breakfast, made some canine friends and took plenty of pictures.
I’m baffled as to why this was listed #2 of things to do in Singapore by TIME.
No guarantees on how much MSG you’re getting, but for around $4, nothing beats the variety of Singapore’s large hawker centers like this one.
It’s a little pricey ($32 SGD) and touristy, but the Singapore Night Safari’s well-designed, well-planned and great for kids.
Ok, it’s on! I’ll only be on specific internet sites (like this blog) and tv channels (like hbo) until the election news finds me some other way.
Singapore is safe, clean, predictable, pricey, ethnically diverse, humid, and boring.
It’s the size of New Mexico, but longer than California.
Vietnam’s the only country in S.E. Asia where I’ll need a visa and I’ve pretty much gotten that squared away.
It’s official! I’m going to Vietnam November 14th.
After almost 2 years here, Kerry shares her thoughts on Singapore.