I read a Facebook message a couple weeks ago inviting me to travel to Bangkok with my friends Adrienne and Michaela to celebrate Songkran, a festival celebrating the Thai New Year. Adrienne’s message called it “water festival”. I’m a big fan of water, festivals, and Bangkok, so I booked a plane ticket the next day. I […]Read more "Happy Songkran! Three Nights In Bangkok For The Water Festival"
Like any good adventure, every day of the past week has been bursting with first experiences! New people, places, and things. (Those are nouns. You get to learn English even if you’re not in my class. No thank you notes necessary.) First International Women’s Day In Another Country! Dong Hoi celebrated International Women’s Day on […]Read more "A Week of Firsts"
Anyone who knows me well knows I adore adventures. I also like flying. Even better when they’re combined. I couldn’t move from Ohio to Dong Hoi, Vietnam without a boatload of adventures and an airplaneload of flights.Read more "Back In Vietnam – Happy Days!"
Guess who’s back? Back again? Chard’s Travels is back. Tell whomever you want. Pro tip to reading all of my blog posts from now on: Pay special attention to, analyze, and then pretty much ignore the last five paragraphs of my posts. I’ve written ideas in that have proven inadvertently but wildly outlandish in one […]Read more "Now Playing: Back To Vietnam I Go!"
I was found in a terrible motorbike accident on the night of October 6th, which, as you might already know, is daytime in the USA. I have no memories from sometime in the afternoon of accident day until the morning of October 24th. Citizens of Dong Hoi rushed to my help, as did my friend Michaella. See photos of her in my previous blog post!Read more "I Survived an Auto Accident and Am Back In The USA"
I find myself asking that question daily. Before deciding on this trip, I envisioned graduating from university and joining the yopro work force filled with bill paying, bar trivia nights with coworkers, talking about 401(k)s, and continually swapping stories about how tired and busy we are. I took a bit a different path (insert stock […]Read more "I Attended A First Birthday Party – Am I An Adult?"
My 6 weeks of adventures have put in me the path to meet many Vietnamese people. Living in a more rural part of the country, locals rarely have the chance to try out their English skills outside school. This means that everyone I meet is eager to ask me questions. And here we reach an […]Read more "Top 6 Questions You Get Asked When Meeting A Vietnamese Person"