Here today, Saigon tomorrow

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

3 Nights in Bangkok…

…and the world’s your oyster.  Or, in this case, the mall and open air Thai architecure replica park are our oysters. After a late afternoon flight, we got up early to tour … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Winding Down 2014

2014 has come to a groovy close here in Southeast Asia. Why yes, Mr. Skinny Vietnamese Santa, it has been a very merry Christmas indeed. One highlight of our month of celebrations … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Movember Birthdays

The Missus and I have birthdays a week (and a year) apart and this year we celebrated by singing in an elaborately decorated private room and growing socially unacceptable facial … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Not Hạ Long

You may have heard of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hạ Long Bay.  It’s one of the top sites to visit in Vietnam and is supposedly absosmurfly gorgeous.  We didn’t make it … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Night of Monsters

It’s now Día de Muertos and we’ve got a few quick pics to share from last night’s festivities.  We’re also working through our pictures from our October trip up to Hanoi … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

El Norte

October Break meant hopping on a low-cost Vietnamese airline and flying to the other end of this long, skinny country.  Capital City (known locally as Hanoi) beckoned.  But first, did you … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 2 Comments


On the final day before our school’s October break (and our trip to the north), ISHCMC unleashed its annual Celebration of Cultures (see last year’s post to compare). The idea is … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

September in Saigon

While a chill in the air and neon leaves on trees it is not, autumn in Southeast Asia has brought a few surprises including dog show birthdays, invertebrates in places … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

La Ville-Lumière

Sarah’s mother Carol is a wonderful human being.  Always smiling, she must be the most positive person on the planet.  Her curious demeanor is a fabulous model for our children … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Home Away From Home Away From Home

For the final leg of our Grand Tour of Europe, we spent two weeks in Old Blighty/this sceptered isle/Albion/Britannia/ or as you may know it, Jolly Old England. England holds a … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 1 Comment