Tag Archives: Vietnam

What I Do: Volunteering and Travel Writing

Taking a break after a vigorous ride through the rice paddies of Mai Chau, Vietnam. Terri Marshall at Travel Writing 2.0 wrote this profile of me that covers what I’ve been doing for the past few years. Thanks Terri!

Rolls Royces and Bicycles: The 1% of Vietnam

Since I’ve been in Vietnam, I’ve noticed more luxe cars than I ever see at home in Canada. The other day a white Rolls Royce was parked outside a hotel in my Hanoi neighbourhood. Bentleys and Mercedes are the other … Continue reading

Improving the Vision of Vietnam’s Ethnic Minorities

Here’s a recent article I wrote for Innovate Development on Vision Vietnam’s work with the people of Sapa. This Montreal-based charity collects old eye-glasses, sends them to Vietnam and then distributes them to ethnic minority peoples in the countryside. Good … Continue reading

Cool Things About Vietnam

1. Fish sauce. A salty clear-ish liquid made from fishies like anchovies. Add chilies and lime juice and splash on just about anything. 2. Ice tea and ice coffee. Usually served in a tumbler with one or more big chunks … Continue reading

South Vietnam College Tour

My three-week tour of Southern Vietnam educational institutes has been full of pleasant surprises. Not only did our workshops go smoothly, I’ve made new friends and been able to explore some very cool places in the Mekong Delta. Ashley Laracy, … Continue reading

HERhealth project: Supporting factory workers in Vietnam.

This is a link to a piece I wrote describing HERhealth for Innovate Development – it’s a program that helps educate women factory workers about their health….

The Strip: A Cool Nightlife Spot in My Hanoi ‘Hood

I wrote this story for The Word a month ago. The photos are fab. It’s all about the buzzing new strip on Quang An Road in West Lake, just up the road from where I live. Very cool to see … Continue reading

Markets in Hanoi

A recent story I wrote for the expatsandaliens website. Just browsing right now!

Climbing to the Clouds: Hanoi to Ha Giang

On Labour Day weekend (same in Vietnam as in Canada), myself and four friends hired a car and headed north: destination Ha Giang Province. Ha Giang contains Vietnam’s northernmost point along the Chinese border. Two of the gals I was … Continue reading

Overcoming my Hanoi Horrors

Link to my story on expatsandaliens about Hanoiying traffic!