It was springtime in Hanoi and it was hot. Seriously hot. Sweltering heat and no air conditioning in our house. Even the rats were sweating. One actually ran into my room looking for a fan. It was the last week of my volunteer teaching gig at Hanoi High School and … Read more
The Cao Dai religion is unique to Vietnam and, luckily, the largest Cao Dai Temple is located very near Saigon. This allows for an easy day trip in combination with the historically fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels.
Being a very independent traveler, I usually avoid group tours but in this case, … Read more
Expat Tales: Chapter 2 (the continuing saga of what happened after I quit my job…)
Growing up during the Vietnam War, I remember hearing stories of “boat people” escaping from the destruction of their country. Some of those Vietnamese refugees even settled in my small hometown and I remember being … Read more
Expat Tales: Chapter 1- Vietnam
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah
On March 1, 2013 I quit my job. On the way home from my last day at work, I stopped at a local bar for … Read more