I’ll never forget the bouts of laughter coming from our instructor, Ross, when I finally surfaced mid-way through my first open-water dive. Daniel and I were in Nah Trang in Vietnam learning to scuba dive a few days after a Typhoon hit and the waters were, needless to say, a little stried up. Earlier in … Continue reading Learning to Dive
Coming home isn’t going to to be easy. It will be welcomed, seeing familiar faces after 5 months will be one of the greatest joys; sleeping in my bed after months of hostel ‘mattresses’ will be divine; eating my favorite meals I’ve missed will be delicious. But adapting to a life I put on the … Continue reading Coming Home
“Photographs are the images of history rescued from the oblivion of mortality.” -Neil Sheehan A few days ago we ventured into the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City where we could see upclose military armorments, propaganda, news bulletins and photography from around the world. Upstairs on the top floor was an exhibit entitled … Continue reading The Oblivion of Our Mortality
Yesterday we said goodbye to Vietnam with one last bowl of pho. Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’), a Vietnamese rice noodle soup, has been a favorite dish of mine since I first discovered it while living in Seattle. Seattle is full of Vietnamese pho shops, and the soup makes for a perfect lunch on a cold, wet … Continue reading Our Last Bowl of Pho
After a 4 Day PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course, Daniel and I are officially Scuba Certified! Getting ready to jump in with our instructor, Ross Suiting up and checking gear When we got to the beach town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, it was POURING rain. So we decided to try and wait out the … Continue reading We’re Scuba Certified!
Ice Cream at Hoang Kiem Lake, Hanoi John McCain’s Flight Suit, Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Coffee in Hanoi Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Motorbike Rides through Saigon Watching the Rain, Bus Stop Outside of Hanoi Snake Venom Whisky Shots, Anyone? Continue reading Around Vietnam