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The Cave Trek
2017-03-22 04:21
A week and a half ago I trekked into Hang En, the third-largest cave in the world. Located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, in central Vietnam, the cave was a remarkable place. This overn… Read More
Tet In Sri Lanka
2017-02-07 03:51
I spent the just-concluded Tet holiday in Sri Lanka, traveling for 10 days with my friends Alexis and Dana. I hadn't heard much about the country until last year, when several friends went o… Read More
Travels & Tet
2017-01-22 07:18
Well once again it's been ages since I've posted on here. That's partially due to the fact that I've done a bunch of traveling over the last six weeks, and also partially since I've been rea… Read More
The Kitten
2016-11-27 15:37
On Friday evening I was walking on the sidewalk next to the river with my friend Tin. We were playing Pokemon Go, and at one point heard a pathetic meowing up ahead. We came upon a tiny kitt… Read More
Soaking Up Culture In Hanoi
2016-11-23 15:10
I recently spent a few days in Hanoi, my first visit to the capital in over a year and a half. I was up there to do a bit of reporting, but I also gave myself some time to just enjoy the cit… Read More
2016-11-11 09:38
I've been thinking of resuming this blog for some time, as there's been a lot going on in Saigon to write about, but I need to vent first. Watching the events taking place in American over t… Read More
Obama's Visit
2016-05-26 01:33
The past few days have been exciting ones for Vietnam, with President Obama landing in Hanoi on Sunday night to begin a three-day visit to the country. The local press reported his every mov… Read More
2016-05-16 04:50
This is related to my previous post, so check that out first before continuing.Yesterday, a third round of protests over the fish kill in central Vietnam and the government's slow, opaque re… Read More
2016-05-05 07:54
It's times like these that I'm glad I no longer work for a state-affiliated news organization. Over the last month an environmental catastrophe has rocked central Vietnam, and the reporting… Read More
2016-04-02 03:01
Last weekend I visited Phnom Penh for the first time in well over five years. Cambodia was the first stop on my post-college move to Southeast Asia, where I spent two weeks in a teacher trai… Read More

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