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    Welcome to Japan

    Today is the morning of day three in Japan. I woke up to Edwin, my traveling companion, standing in the kitchen of our small Air BNB. I barely ...

    On March 18, 2015 / By
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    Getting Lost in Saigon, Tackling Thieves, Angry Prostitutes

    Everyone has heard of cutpurses and thieves, but the idea of someone yelling, “Help, stop that thief!” is just something from the movies, at least in most western ...

    On March 7, 2015 / By
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    The Unspoken History of Vietnam

    You can travel to every temple in the world and get absolutely nothing out of it if you don’t know the context. Many of the places I’ve visited ...

    On March 3, 2015 / By
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    The Places That Call Us

    Two and a half years ago, I spent three weeks in Manhattan. Those three weeks changed everything.  It was a small study abroad trip from my university, but it ...

    On February 25, 2015 / By
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    Heralding in the New Year

    Most people have heard of the Lunar New Year at some point in their lives. It’s often called the Chinese New Year, but in Vietnam, it has a ...

    On February 18, 2015 / By
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    On Being Homeless on the Road

    A few hours ago, I walked into my apartment, dropped my pack on the floor, and flopped into a chair. I was tired. I’ve spent the last three days ...

    On February 12, 2015 / By
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    How Travel Changes You

    It’s been almost one month since I left America to come to Vietnam. In a way, it doesn’t seem as though enough time has passed for a person ...

    On February 7, 2015 / By
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    A Weekend in Saigon

    This weekend, I decided to get out of the quiet of Bien Hoa and fling myself wholly into the insanity of Saigon’s District 1. I like to pride ...

    On February 2, 2015 / By
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    The Cost of Comfort

    In Vietnam, it doesn’t cost much to be comfortable. I could buy a week’s worth of groceries for less than $15. A beer costs around $0.50. I can ...

    On January 29, 2015 / By
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    What, two weeks? Already?

    Yesterday marked the end of my second week in Vietnam. If you are ever bored with life, I suggest travel. In those two weeks, I have: Attended a ...

    On January 25, 2015 / By