Here today, Saigon tomorrow

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

Mind the Gap

Every school day the five of us bicycle the not-quite-a-mile to school, starting in the parking structure under six residential skyscrapers and passing a variety of sites.  While there are houses on … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới, Sài Gòn!

After our Hoi An holiday, we returned to Saigon to bid farewell to Sarah’s folks and spend the last few days of our Tet break lazing around town. It’s not easy to … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hoi An by night

You know what looks cool?  Nightime in a place that has a lanterns everywhere.     Locals of all ages sold paper box lanterns with candles to float on the … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hoi An Artsiness

As promised, I couldn’t whittle down my Hoi An pics to just one post.       And I couldn’t figure out which of these three blue ones to cut…   … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hoi An Holiday

[Rejected punny titles included Hoi An of Green Gables, Hoi An Hathaway, Hoi An Arbor, Hoi An Boleyn, Hoi An Rand, and Hoi An Landers, but none proved apropos enough to … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Angkors Away!

[And…the puns keep getting worse.  We thought about “Siem Reaping the benefits of having Sarah’s parents visiting” and “I got a hangkoring for some temples” but decided not to subject … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

A Mellow Yet Productive Weekend

Generally on Mondays I ask my students if they had a mellow yet productive weekend. And generally they blink slowly, their mouths agape.  I then ask if at least one … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Angkor What?

This time I just stole the bad pun. After failing in late 2013 to make it to the top tourist draw of Southeast Asia because of a certain pesky pest, … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Let’s Meet in Bangkok”

We last left our intrepid travelers on a train hurtling (or meandering, actually) toward Bangkok, The Venice of the East. Check out the view from the train! Warren’s parents decided to … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Yippee Khao Yai Yay

As a break from our big-city adventures, we spent two and a half days in Khao Yai National Park, north of Bangkok. We want to get on the bandwagon with … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 1 Comment