Asia, Hue, Travel, Vietnam

Vietnam III: Hue

On our first day in Hue we were collected from the train station, bags and all, and put on motorbikes to tour the area by the Hue Riders. We were led by Bill, who cussed and laughed a lot and told us stories about his time working as a translator for the American Marines during the… Continue reading Vietnam III: Hue

Asia, Ha Long Bay, Travel, Vietnam

Vietnam II: Ha Long Bay

We had a long list of places to see before Vietnam was finished but Ha Long Bay was number 1 on my bucket list. We used BC Family Tours for this two day overnight leg of our trip. (Note: We were not exactly on time to be picked up by our tour bus so they left… Continue reading Vietnam II: Ha Long Bay

Asia, Hanoi, Travel, Vietnam

VIETNAM I: HANOI

A note before beginning: This trip's itinerary was  planned and organized by my travel buddies, Linh and Chantal. We took the north to south route starting in Hanoi and ending in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). I've heard repeatedly that that is the best way to do Vietnam since it gets progressively warmer as you head… Continue reading VIETNAM I: HANOI

Asia, Jecheon, South Korea, Travel

Dangerous Chai

This morning I brought a can of Trader Joe's chai tea latte mix into school to try and finish off with my colleagues. It's Lucy's last day at Namcheon and I wanted to share it with her particularly. The last time I brought something in, it was the candied ginger my mom sent for Christmas. It… Continue reading Dangerous Chai

Asia, Jecheon, South Korea, Teaching English, Travel

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

ON THE DAY I schedule kite making for my summer camp kids it’s pouring. During a break in the showers we hurry outside to see if we can catch a breeze.       The last time I flew a kite I was maybe a little older than some of my students. I was at the… Continue reading Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Asia, Danyang, South Korea, Travel

Gosu

GOSU CAVE IN DANYANG, Cheongchungbuk-do is one of the largest cave networks in South Korea. Several of the rock formations inside look like animals and there is a statue-like resemblance to the Virgin Mary veiled in mist from a small waterfall nearby. Along the metal hand railings water drips from the walls still forming the… Continue reading Gosu