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I was really upset that I exchanged all of my Thai baht into VND, because they don't exchange Vietnam money in Doha Qatar. I had to go without money and food all day, also nc I didn't want to walk around asking places if they accepted "American" Express lol. No... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at My Blog
Phi Phi Island was so much fun. It reminded me of a Thailand version of Venice, bc of all the little paths that cut everywhere like a maze. I got lost in that maze, the first night, just like in Venice. I didn't find my hostel until morning. Luckly I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at My Blog
So I arrived in Phuket after a long commute and was anxious to eat and drop my shot at the hostel. Our hostel was nice but It was located directly above the most popular club in the area....egg was good and bad. If i went to the club, Illusion, it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at My Blog
I had to hit up Koh Lanta after Koh Phangan bc I needed a few days to recover from the constant party for Full Moon. I didn't do much there other than relax. Most of the time there was spent in the hostel, smoking weeds and listening to music; just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at My Blog
It's hard to know where to start with Koh Phangan bc everything just blurs together. The evening we arrived at our hostel, Eco Beach, we just chilled in. Which was a party all of it's own. There were probably 100 people staying there at all times and the locals, once... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at My Blog
When we first arrived in Koh Tao, we just checked into our hostel, which consisted of 4 sets of bunk beds but only Pauline, me and another girl had to share the room. Pauline took a nap while i messaged with Steeves, both of us regretting not having the last... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at My Blog
We took a big, speed ferry from Krabi to Koh Samui; so relaxing. After checking into our hotel, we quickly went into town for some food. The lobster ravioli was delicous. There was a music show going on a little further in town that we watched from the market across... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at My Blog
We arrived in Bangkok, Thailand in the evening after a long commute from Cambodia. We were exhausted so we just briefly walked thru the market and then went to our hotel, which was right by the airport. Our flight to Krabi left the next afternoon. I will enjoy Bangkok before... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at My Blog
Kep was amazing. We stayed at a bungalow resort owned by a guy named Chris from California. He was so helpful...he organized everything. We took a hike thru the national park, uphill walking on old stones and roots; the trail was only about a foot wide thru the shadded forest.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at My Blog
I had an enlightening time in Phonom Penh, Cambodia; the capital. Most of the locals were fluent in English and the major currency used was US dollars. It was also a lot less hectic when it came to the traffic, including the lack of the constant horns going off fron... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at My Blog
I met a group of people traveling together from Canada and England. I learned that one of them was kicked in the face by a Vietnamese, after he opened a cab door and stumbled upon a girl passed out, who was victim to human trafficking. Apparently a load of dudes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at My Blog
I have some time to burn while I travel by his to Cambodia, so I'll put down some random stories/thoughts. Two nights ago, Pauline and I stopped for some beer after a long day walking the city. We were seated next to two travelers from the south of France, another... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at My Blog
I didn't get to do much in Hue, Vietnam bc of my hurt leg. I saw the American-Vietnam War fort, some local markets, walked the city and ate some amazing food though. Some of the best restaurants were on the same side-street we stayed on. I was happy to see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at My Blog
I am truly touched with how persistant my new family in Hanoi was about coming to get me after my accident. They wanted to take a taxi the 4 hours, to bring me back to Hanoi to take care of me. I felt really loved and we are truly family.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at My Blog
The trip from Hanoi was a lil crazy. I had to avoid incoming traffic swering infront of me and my experience in alterain vehicle and proper protocal paid off. Almost a few accidents but I knew how to handle it without panicing. The hardest part was getting out of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at My Blog
I was stopped by the police one night on a motor bike. I was riding on the back of Pauline's when two men in a motor bike pulled up next to us. This is a common thing, but my first thoughts were still "haha two dudes all nut-huggin on a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at My Blog
All of the business people seem to know each other and are part of the same business clubs. There's definitely a class system here. I had dinner with Lotus and her fiancee after one lesson with a business woman. We had sick. It was delicious but they cook the entire... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at My Blog
I received a henna tattoo one night, of the tree of life. I loved it. I only wish it lasted longer; I'm thinking about making it permanent in the future. See Facebook for photo. It still surprises me how NOTHING is wasted her - even watermelon seeds are eaten bc... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at My Blog
I received a henna tattoo one night, of the tree of life. I loved it. I only wish it lasted longer; I'm thinking about mling it permanent in the future. See Facebook for photo. It still surprises me how NOTHING is wasted her - even watermellin seeds are eaten bc... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at My Blog
I received a henna tattoo one night, of the tree of life. I loved it. I only wish it lasted longer; I'm thinking about mling it permanent in the future. See Facebook for photo. It still surprises me how NOTHING is wasted her - even watermellin seeds are eaten bc... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at My Blog
Vietnam is definitely a new experience to me, but I'm also a new experience to my host family. By living with them, I've been introduced, and adapted to a new way of life.....but so have they. I have introduced Lotus and Jackie to tupperware and Ziploc bag, American cuisine, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at My Blog
I'm having trouble keeping current on my blog because I'm so busy, and when I'm not busy I just want to relax or sleep. So I'm going to try to catch up. Woman's Day is celebrated on October 20th in Vietnam. Womenn receive all sorts of gifts from from friends... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at My Blog
Traffic is crazy in the city of Hanoi, but people are pretty good about yeilding to all the motor bikes and even pedestrians. I love it. I feel like someone gave me a licence to drive like an asshole and I feel more confident than most Vietnamese. The lights don't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at My Blog
I was nieve to think just because Vietnam was a third world country, that there wouldn't be huge success and thriving businesses. I see more Benz, Bentleys, and BMWs her than Florida. ..at least in Hanoi, which is like the business center of Vietnam. In the backlands of Phu Tho... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at My Blog
My teaching schedule has become very busy. On Mon, Wed, Fri I have a one-on-one with a business man from 10-11:30 at his office, lunch at noon back at home, an advanced English class from 2:30-4:30 in my building, then I'm off to another home to teach a business woman... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at My Blog