Vietnam

Going back to Vietnam…and Southeast Asia

Giddy, joyful and wondrous of the adventures that await are the feelings I usually have when planning a trip. And while all of these sentiments are absolutely true of my upcoming August trip that brings me back to Southeast Asia, this time a few more feelings are surfacing. Note: I usually don’t look quite this fashionable while trip planning.…

A Trip and Life Cut Short

I should be in Vietnam right now.  But I am not. Instead I am home in Bellevue, WA. My return stateside was prompted by a fateful call I received in a coffee shop in Saigon just twelve days ago. On August 17th my dad died an unexpected and tragic accidental death at my parent’s house…

Southeast Asia for August

In less than 12 hours I will be settled in seat 59H on a Delta 747 aircraft headed to Tokyo. This will be my only layover in route to Bangkok, Thailand, the first destination of my month long trip to Southeast Asia. Just writing that gave me goosebumps. While I have researched, prepared and packed…