My Son Sanctuary

Does this remind you of someplace? You would be correct if you said it reminded you of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Angkor Wat and My Son were built by the Cham people, whos vast empire, around the 4nd-13th century, once expanded the other parts of modern-day Cambodia and Vietnam. My Son Sanctuary is over anContinue reading “My Son Sanctuary”

Hai Van Pass

Riding a motorcycle through the Hai Van Pass is hands down one of my favorite things I did while in Vietnam. The route takes you from Hue to Hoi An, with several diffrent sights to see along the way including temples, lagoons, hot springs, and moutain tops. I booked my ride through Style Motorbikes, whereContinue reading “Hai Van Pass”

Hue Vietnam

After spending several days in Hanoi I hopped on a quick 1hr flight to Hue Vietnam. Hue was the capital of Vietnam from which the Nguyen dynasty ruled from about 1800 to 1942. There are quite a few historical tombs in the area and the famous incense village swell, however most things are not inContinue reading “Hue Vietnam”

Hanoi Cafe Culture

Coming from Korea to Vietnam, I had low expectations of the drinks and food in cafes. What I have found recently while living in Korea is 80% of places I see on Instagram, vlogs, and blogs are being promoted solely based on ascetics. I, however, am all about coffee and food when I go toContinue reading “Hanoi Cafe Culture”

All the Eats in Hanoi

Vietnamese food is highly underrated, in my opinion. I feel like I just brushed the surface of what Vietnam cuisine offers. There are definitely some famous eats that I missed during my stay in Hanoi Bun Cha being one (which I did have later in my trio 10/10). I always find eating difficult when IContinue reading “All the Eats in Hanoi”

Sights of Hanoi

If you are traveling to Hanoi, Viatnam any time soon then you must put these places on your bucket list. Your shure to have a fantastic time if you do! Hoa Lo Prison Relic Hoa Lo prison has been called many names; Maison Central by the French, Hanoi Hilton by the Americans, but for theContinue reading “Sights of Hanoi”

The Temples of Hanoi

Hanoi has temples hidden across the city. Every neighborhood has one. Some are Buddhist or Daoist temples; others are Confucian temples or ancestral shrines built to honor famous Vietnamese heroes. To the average tourist without much experience in eastern religions, it can be hard to differentiate between Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian temples and some ancestralContinue reading “The Temples of Hanoi”

Hanoi

It’s easy to see the beauty of Hanoi, but for some visitors, it may be hard to look past the chaos and the hustlers trying to make a dollar or two off of fixing your shoe or making you buy their product. At times these ‘scams’ feel violating and can be very unsettling, especially whenContinue reading “Hanoi”

Mexico City Day 8 and 9 Reflections

After a very late night of drinking, I was pretty dead, so I decided to take it easy. I spent the first part of my day going through the parts of EL Museo Nacional de Antropología  that I missed. I then walked around some cafes and book stores I had seen on Instagram and caughtContinue reading “Mexico City Day 8 and 9 Reflections”

Mexico City Day 7 El Zocalo

Day 7 was my first day i spent mostly alone in Mexico City since K, whom I met at my hostel, went home, and Z went to Teotihuacán, where I had been the day before. I woke up early and made my way to El Zócalo and what is left of the ancient Aztec capital,Continue reading “Mexico City Day 7 El Zocalo”