Here today, Saigon tomorrow

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

Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Building a Life

  It’s interesting trying to figure out what we need, physically, to create a new life for ourselves on the other side of the world. We wanted to be fairly … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Misplaced In Translation, or Under Water Shot-‘Em-Up Video Poker

We’re going on four weeks since we landed in Vietnam and our transition has been almost obscenely easy.  Getting around has turned out to be a cinch and crazily cheap.  … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

It Has Begun

Today was the second day of school.  The kiddos have survived two full days of their fancy new school with their fancy new uniforms.  They’ve survived two days hanging out … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Mall of AmericAsia

School, and thus work, starts on Monday, and we have plenty of planning and prepping and organizing and figuring out and creating and situating that we should be doing. Pardon … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 2 Comments


Like The States, Ho Chi Minh City has gone through a bit of a housing bubble and burst.  Which means that it’s currently a buyer’s market and there are quite … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Walking, Part Một

I came prepared for the constant heat and humidity.  I was aware of the poverty and the massive gap between the haves and have-nots.  I knew that communicating was not … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 2 Comments