‘let’s think about it’ to ‘let’s do it.’

“Hm, let’s think about it and come back.” We’re thinkers before we become doers, especially Justine. She likes to know her options, think about a plan, and then come back after making an informed decision. Unsurprisingly, this doesn’t turn out to always be the best mode of decision making when it comes to living abroad….

One wild year in to the beet

Welp, a big one here! Last year, September 28, 2017 we received our work visas for a one year contract to work at a University in Viet Nam. We were so excited and with permits and visas in hands we announced the move! Looking back exactly from one year, we have had a lot of…

We think you should travel to Viet Nam during the rainy season

We know, most people want to avoid unpleasant weather experiences, but we’ve actually really enjoyed the rainy season in Viet Nam. In the south, the rainy season is from May until November with June, July, and August have the most rainfall. We were going to write an extensive article on convincing people to come visit…

Why Da Lat is a perfect Getaway spot

It’s July in Viet Nam. We’re hot. We wanted a cool getaway. Da Lat was our ideal destination. There are many online lists of the sights and sounds of Da Lat, they all say “this is the real Viet Nam” or “Must try Vietnamese food” and it makes us roll our eyes. We eat real…

Here’s our two cents on plastic pollution in Viet Nam

While not an attractive topic, we thought it was important to talk about one of the most impactful shifts we have recognized since moving to Viet Nam. So what’s one of the things that have stuck with us the most as we navigate our new lives? It’s plastic pollution. In countries like Viet Nam, where…

Have we changed?: Thoughts on our time in Viet Nam

While we spent time in the United States for a quick holiday, we were asked lots of questions about our new life in Viet Nam. What are the people like? What’s your favorite Vietnamese food? How’s your grasp on the Vietnamese language? Do you have a motorbike? What’s the weather like? While we had answers…