Well, as someone who has done a good bit of international traveling and spent a lot of time in Asia in the last few years; I honestly had no idea what to expect when I went to Myanmar. To me, Myanmar was always the other North Korea: an informational black hole with a government that oppressed its citizens and cut them off from contact with the outside world and outside … [Read more...] about The Myanmar Experience
Some pics of Shanghai On top of the TV tower they have one of those glass floors. It feels really unsettling when you first walk out onto it, but you get used to it after a while. Xiao, his girlfriend and me. Xiao came on the trip last year. The bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing. The Bund at night. The Bund from the other side. … [Read more...] about Shanghai
I have been having so much fun and such a good time that I have forgotten to post this whole trip (no, it's not because I am resistant to social media). So what to talk about ... the Saigon Tech students think I look like Gru from Despicable Me, so now they call me Dr. Gru. They found out I like Chelsea football club so they bought me a key chain. Getting to go to the … [Read more...] about Finally, A Post!!!
When you waive down a taxi, or waive a person over, always do it with your palm facing downward. Calling someone or something over with your palm facing upward is considered rude because that is how one calls a dog in most Asian cultures. … [Read more...] about Additional Etiquette Tip
I’m glad so many of you are excited about the trip. I think everyone is going to have a lot of fun. I noticed some of you had some questions and concerns; I will attempt to answer them with my experiences in Vietnam. Some of you have traveled internationally already (Italy, Philippines) so you have a general idea of what to expect. The first thing is to learn Alex’s three … [Read more...] about Guidelines and Answers to a few questions