Author Archives: Rob

Temple Raiders

With our last four day break of the year we decided to head out of the country and see Siem Reap, Cambodia.  About 4 miles from the city is the UNESCO Angkor Archaeological Park. In the park extends around 400 … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping

When we moved to Vietnam one of our many concerns was grocery shopping.  Again, like our apartment we had many ideas of what shopping was going to look like. The best: you shop in a small corner market. The worst: … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji, Japan: Sacred Mountain

We made it out of Kyoto with our legs still able to hold us up and hopped on a Shinkensen to Mount Fuji.  This train does not go directly to Mount Fuji, so we had to make a transfer to … Continue reading

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Kyoto, Japan: Land of the Geisha

We left Osaka earlier than we had planned, and far more exhausted than we had planned.  The last three days were starting to catch up as our legs were starting to get tired.  On the half hour Shinkensen ride, we … Continue reading

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Osaka: Lots To Do, Not Enough Time

After our history-filled afternoon and morning in Hiroshima, we bullet-trained off to Osaka for two nights. We arrived about midday and decided to just stroll around the city and see what we could see.  Our goal was to make it … Continue reading

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Hiroshima, Japan: A-Bomb Dome

From Tokyo we headed to the farthest city on our trip, Hiroshima.  This was a stop that I really wanted to see, being it was the sight of a big part of World War 2.  I know there are better … Continue reading

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Busan, South Korea: Winter Beach

After our spectacular friend weekend in Seoul, we took a train south towards Busan.  It was about 10 degrees warmer than Seoul, which is still pretty cold for us.  We found our hotel called the Toyoko Inn, pretty nice place. … Continue reading

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Seoul, South Korea: Familiar Faces

With two weeks off for the Tet Holiday Rob and I took off to South Korea and Japan.  Our first stop was in Seoul, South Korea to visit my friend Mor from high school and Rob’s old roommate, Aaron. Our … Continue reading

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Our Next Adventure!!

We have been back from our journey through Vietnam for about five weeks, but now we get a two week vacation for the Tet Holiday/Lunar New Year Celebration.  What a great profession to be in.  We have been busy planning … Continue reading

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Christmas on Cat Ba

  Spending our first Christmas abroad was going to be hard, so we decided to spend it on a beach called Cat Ba Island in Ha Long Bay.  We had heard this place was amazing from Kate and Brian (Brooke’s … Continue reading

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