A Big Purchase

After seven months of borrowing a fantastic, well-running, 125cc Honda Future, I reluctantly gave the keys back to the friend I was borrowing it from. It was finally time for me to purchase my own bike. I really struggled with finding a bike. Since so many backpackers come to Vietnam to drive the length of … More A Big Purchase

Summer School Daze

Summer. When I heard that word, I used to think of rest and relaxation. Family vacations. Summer camps. Hanging out with friends. I remember sports camps, nature camps, and swimming with my cousins. What I don’t remember is stress and early mornings. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case with summer here. Instead of allowing … More Summer School Daze

Exploring Southeast Asia: 18 Hours on a Train Takes us to Bagan

Our train was scheduled to depart at 4pm, and we arrived around 3:30 to check in and make sure we knew exactly what was going on. We had booked sleeper seats for around $25 per person. The cheapest seats were around $10 but were hard benches, where as we were given soft seats that converted … More Exploring Southeast Asia: 18 Hours on a Train Takes us to Bagan