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.
Have you heard how amazing That One Place was?! The food! The people! The scenery and more! The place sounds so perfect, it’s a wonder the Gusher was able to board the plane home.
No more hostel! Moved into a room around the corner from work. But first, had to say bye to my trusty driver.
One of the last things I expected to find in Vietnam was Bob! Yet, here he is.
Living proof that one can find some cool Vietnamese hanging around the backpacker area.
Last Monday was so magical, it took me over a week just to sort it all out. And here it is! All sorted and magical.
Sophie’s from Jersey (not NJ) and Anders is from Denmark (not Sweden). They’re both staying at my hostel and here’s what they have to say about life.
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.