Snapshot of First Days in Vietnam

We’ve made it! We wanted to share some main takeaways of our first couple of days. The first bit of information: WE LOVE VIETNAM! Of course, we’re in the honeymoon stage where everything is new, enjoyable and something to laugh about, but we’re also enjoying our new living quarters, campus, and the overall niceness of…

Work Visas for Vietnam

We have jobs! In Vietnam! I can’t wait to eat pho! Crap, how do we get there?! I quickly googled ‘moving to Vietnam’ to start the process. I thought, great, three documents each, I can handle this. I love processes, organizations, and Leslie Knope-style binders of information. However, this was a beast I had never…

Health Clearance

I read a lot about what some jobs, employers, and Immigration Offices required for the health record. After asking what I needed to prepare for our health records, my supervisor had said “the medical check doesn’t need a specific form. It is only confirmed that you have good health for working.” Some may require a…

Criminal Background Clearance

By far the easiest step. I googled ‘criminal background clearance’ and looked for the Pennsylvania form, downloaded and completed it, got a cashier’s check for it, and requested it to be notarized. The process was simple and efficient and I was thankful one step was completed. It only took about 10 days from the beginning…

Diploma Notary/Authentication Process

By far the hardest step! We live in Pennsylvania, and my Master’s diploma was issued in Minnesota. I went to my University’s website and they had clear steps on how to get a notarized diploma (thank you MSU-Mankato). I followed the steps, mailed it and called to ensure they had gotten it. Again, by the…

Taking the Leap!

We’re moving to Vietnam. There it is. Nothing too flashy and in fact when we talk about the move to others, it sounds like we are casually discussing opinions on our favorite breads (rye, if you’re interested). In fact, many times we were told that we “buried the lede” when telling people what we’ve been…

and we’re off!

So this is our attempt at a best version of the lives we are living, documented through a simple wordpress blog account.

Can a blog be a brain child?

ourwildbeet is our brain child—we couldn’t commit to furry children or actual children, so we went with the fictional, day-dreaming, kind of child. We’re slightly rolling our eyes at this sentiment, but we’re trying to figure it out and nurture it just the same.