Helene and I are spending our last day in Ho Chi Minh City, as our plane back to Shanghai leaves tonight at 1 AM. Helene is doing some last-minute shopping, and I take the time to make one last post ...Read More »
So Long, Maozilla!
You may not know this, but I’m a big Godzilla fan. I used to own a reproduction of the origina...
At Last… A New Apartment!
After a long and tedious search, Hélène, 西施 (Xi Shi) and I finally moved in to a new apartment. Need...
Go! Go! Screwdriver Of Aweaome Mystery~!
An update on the screwdriver story: We received it yesterday by FedEx, and it allowed us to open a m...
“I think I know what drunk driving feels like, now.” That’s what my friend Ty said...
Hello from Hong Kong!
I’m writing this entry from Hong Kong, where I’m spending the week. I will return to Sha...
Julie, a young Quebecoise currently backpacking around Southeast Asia, reacted yesterday to my post titled Post-Backpackerism. Allow me to trans-quote: I’m divided. I wouldn’t go so far as to call you a snob, because there’s a few things you said on ...Read More »
The Celine Curse
(With apologies to my dear mother, who is also named Celine… This has nothing to do with her!) I have a travel-related curse. I hear Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On in every country I visit. Every single one. ...Read More »
After spending three days outside of Ho Chi Minh City, Helene and I are now stationed in Pham Ngu Lao, the “backpacker central” of Vietnam. It’s a stark, and rather unwelcome, contrast to being pleasantly lost in the Mekong Delta. ...Read More »
Getting Lost in Vietnam
Merry Christmas from Saigon! Helene and I just returned to Ho Chi Minh-City where we intend to spend the last leg of our trip. Vietnam thus far has been an exhilarating, fantastic adventure, and I’m glad we decided to come. ...Read More »