On Traveling with a Smart Phone

On Traveling with a Smart Phone

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Tech, Vietnam | 4 Comments

I’d been thinking on the ramifications of traveling with my iPhone for some time now, and now that an inattentive moment and a group of street kids have parted me from my beloved gadget, it seemed a good time to write about it. Honestly, I’ve kinda felt like I was cheating somehow, that as a […]

The Awkward Person’s Guide to the Mekong Delta

The Awkward Person’s Guide to the Mekong Delta

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Vietnam | 2 Comments

So, look, I apologize for teaching that cute little girl to pickpocket, but I’m sure she had it in her anyway. She was weird and sneaky, okay? But I’m getting ahead of myself. A few hours earlier, I was pissed at my tour guide. I don’t know why such a simple gesture filled me with […]

Eat, Drink, Saigon

Eat, Drink, Saigon

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Vietnam | 5 Comments

Saigon is crazy and alive, a chaos of motorbikes, skinny buildings looming over skinnier alleyways, tangled power lines, shouting people. The blinking lights, the whizzing traffic, the sudden rain storms, mesmerize. I was instantly in love. Saigon—the locals almost universally using the old name for Ho Chi Minh City—is as much a state of mind, […]