Teaching English in Vietnam vs. South Korea

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One question that comes up a lot from friends, family, & curious randoms– what’s the difference in teaching/living in Korea & Vietnam? Life here couldn’t be more opposite. Obviously, the massive temperature difference and the luxury of missing out on Korea’s brutal winters is a given. The pace of life, culture, expectations, quality of life, … Continue reading

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Cat Tien National Park

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Gibbons, and crocodiles, and bears, oh my! Every now and then I get the itch for campfires, s’mores, & sleepless nights in a tent. Living in polluted Saigon, where stars don’t even exist, and fresh air is a thing of the past made my campfire urge soar out of control! First problem: where can we … Continue reading

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Go EAST: Gibbon Sanctuary

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One weekend we decided to make the motorbike journey over to Cat Tien National Park to do some camping, hiking, and fireside drinking– in the peace of the the jungle & out of the city! I had no clue what we would get ourselves into, and never expected to be as touched as I was … Continue reading

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South Vietnam Beaches: Sand Sledding & Midnight Swims

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As far as beaches in the South go, Mui Ne is Ho Chi Minh-ers best choice of beach to crash at for the weekend. Around a 5 hour bus ride away, it provides visitors with a long beautiful stretch of white sand, warm, CLEAN water, kite surfing, and peace away from the craziness of Saigon … Continue reading

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The Land of Coconuts: Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

coconut mekong delta

As soon as we had the chance– we jumped on it, it was time for a weekend getaway! After the craziness of job hunting, apartment hunting, and shopping for motorbikes we wanted a weekend away from the chaos of motorbikes and Saigon. Rhys was itching for a motorbike trip on his ass-kicking, old school, 1988 … Continue reading

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