My Time in 'Nam

A necessary visa run to Vietnam evolved into a two week adventure filled with new sights, smells, and sensory experiences. Generally speaking, Vietnam struck me as a grittier version of Thailand. Whereas Thailand has adjusted their accommodations and facilities to meet some of the Western standards, Vietnam is unabashedly Vietnam,…

First Impressions of Indonesia

MoneyOne US Dollar equals roughly $13,000 Rupiah. Everything here is dealt in the thousands, which makes me feel rich as hell. A bintang (beer) will cost you around 25K (any higher and you’re being ripped off), and a meal of Nasi Goreng with chicken will be around 35K.…