On the Street: Vietnam 10.30.16

Google says I have traveled 7100 miles from Beijing to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. By my count, I have traveled this distance using 9 different types of transit (airplane, train, metro, foot, car, boat, bus, tuk tuk, moto). In each country I enjoyed learning the transit system. In Vietnam, transit within a city was mostly via foot, cab,…

Halong Bay 10.4.16

  Coming up on two months away, I have been backpacking long enough to appreciate small, and funny, details about hostel life. I am also adding and subtracting items from my bag. Funny things that get me excited: Hostels that provide towels at no extra charge! Hotels with shampoo and body wash in the showers! Hostels with free…

Sapa 10.1.16

It is a privilege to be traveling long-term internationally. Some other privileges I think about are my good health, being able-bodied, having financial means, and enjoying so much support from family and friends. Being a native English speaker is one privilege I think about daily. My interactions with other travelers, regardless of their country of origin, are in English….