Here today, Saigon tomorrow

A family from California moves to Ho Chi Minh City. Hilarity ensues.

We’ve started a new adventure!

After two years back in the U.S. of A., we decided to skip the country again and head over to another tropical urban jungle somewhat closer to home.  Check out … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Big Red Dot, or A Week En Route

Our journey home to the States included a week stopover in Japan. We of course came with a checklist. Order dinner in a sit down restaurant from a computer screen/vending … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Last Days of Saigon

Our last few days in Ho Chi Minh City were spent much like our first few days.  Except not at all. The offsprings’ last day of school: (It was free … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Our Commute

In case you don’t remember me mentioning it fifteen months ago, we commute to school every morning via two bicycles: The Little Lady rides on the back rack of Sarah’s … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Uncollected thoughts and landmarks

As I work on our “what we’ll miss checklist” (stay tuned!), I found some old thoughts/rants which I hadn’t plopped into a post.  So in a spirit of late-spring cleaning… … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Final Countdown

It is now mere weeks before our Asian adventure will come to a close so we’re attempting to frantically squeeze all the fun we can from this fair land. Our … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Chợ Lớn Photo Tour

During Spring Break Jozsef, Martin and I took a sunrise photo tour of Chợ Lớn, the old Chinese part of Ho Chi Minh City.  Our guide Arnaud led us around his favorite haunts, … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Only in Saigon

We’re off for Spring Break while Vietnam celebrates Hùng Kings’ Temple Festival as well as Liberation/Reunification Day (though I don’t think the U.S. uses the same terminology).  After piling up international vacation … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Birthday Bookends

About a month ago we celebrated a couple of birthdays and while some might say that we’re stuck in a rut, we like to think that our kiddos just know … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tà Lài Weekend

For some reason our school decided to give us a four-day weekend; to celebrate we accepted an invitation to join a few other families staying in a longhouse next to Cát … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment