Category Archives: Food

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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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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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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Crickets…

This happened.   Does NOT taste like chicken. Dalat, Vietnam.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We have a lot to be thankful for this turkey day, but we are very thankful to have each other as well as our family and friends support in all of our crazy adventures. We are also thankful that this … Continue reading

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Potty Talk

Between working at a school with over 200 Vietnamese staff members and all the traveling we have done, our butts have been in a lot of bathrooms. We have started to notice some…different…behaviors than what we are used to. Following … Continue reading

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Cookin’ Vietnamese Style

Vietnamese food is not really my style. The most famous dish is Pho, which is broth and noodles. It’s pretty tasty if made right, but is extremely awkard and messy to eat. Often, pho has (mystery) meat and vegetables mixed … Continue reading

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Week of Indulgence

My typical plan after a tough race is to relax with some no-gym rest time and a good meal. This past week, Rob and I decided to really indulge ourselves in this ritual. We figured since Rob was finally feeling … Continue reading

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The Perils of Non-Potable Tap Water

The tap water in Ho Chi Minh City is undrinkable. Though it has chlorine and floride, and looks clean, some sort of parasite is lurking in it’s flow. We are able to brush our teeth, clean our dishes, and cook … Continue reading

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How To Get Tourist-ed Into Buying A Coconut

1. Go for a walk downtown next to some pretty buildings.  2. Come up a few steps behind a coconut man. 3. Get spotted. 4. Have him make you hold his carrier in all possible combinations your group can make. … Continue reading

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