Hue, Vietnam – Trains, cyclos and dragon boats ; Poetry in motion

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Rate our ReviewsHue Vietnam…Travel has become a mere necessity to get me from A to B. Often, my daily commute feels like my life’s force is being sucked out of me as I allow the cons of public transportation to eat away at me. You know, broadsheet or armpit in the face, the repetitive ‘boom […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam –Farewell tears

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Rate our ReviewsHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam….. It became clear to me as my two weeks volunteering petered down to two days, that good things were not going to be borne from my presence. Small donations from friends and family, and trips to the hypermarket to stock up on crayons and paper were not sustainable; […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam –The children

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Rate our ReviewsVolunteer Ho Chi Minh City…It was an early start. 7am. Far too early a start while on vacation surely. I slowly opened my eyes and took in my surroundings. Three women were shoving crayons, books, and papers into their rucksacks. And then I remembered where I was… and that I wasn’t on holiday. […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Arrival and Heat

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Rate our ReviewsHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam……It’s hot. Damn hot! Real hot! The hottest thing is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking. It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It’s that hot!’………………If you’ve never seen the movie ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ that […]