George "My Kind of" Town

I visited Penang, Malaysia for a few days, and it did not disappoint. I stayed in the capital city, George Town, which essentially is one big, charming UNESCO site. Everything from the architecture, to the art, to the food is influenced by Chinese, Indian, and...

Eight Things In 2015 That Stood Out For Me

It’s been a while since I posted to my blog. I thought this would be a great time to do that while reflecting back on 2015. I had an opportunity to experience a lot cool things this past year. I’d like to share a few of them with you. I lived in Vietnam. For...

No, Really. What’s Your Real Job?

I surprise a lot of people. When they find out I wrote a book, it’s like, wow. When they find out I wrote more than one, it’s like, that’s awesome. When they find out this is how I make my living, it’s like, sure. They think it’s a hobby, not a job I make a living...

Wat’s up, Angkor?

Two weeks ago I traveled to Siem Reap, home of the UNESCO famous Angkor Wat temple and many more. It was my first foray into Cambodia and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The temples were an amazing sight, the Khmer food was to die for and the Cambodians were extremely...

A Week In Hanoi And This Is What I Have To Show For It

Bun Bo Hoan Kiem Lake At the bottom of the stairs is the restaurant. At the top is her apartment. Talk about running a business out of your home. People come to this restaurant for two things: the food and to sit two inches away from a stranger. Just so you know, it...

Immigrate For Boat Noodles

Monstrosity. This is half the length. Smile, be polite and whatever you do, don’t piss off the officer. Today, I visited the immigration office. It’s inconveniently located near the outskirts of Bangkok in a large government building that’s doing its...