Hello, and welcome Chard’s Travels!
If you’ve found this blog, chances are one of two things happened. Here they are, in order of likelihood:
- You are lost on the Internet. If that’s the case, click here to be rerouted back to Google!
- You’ve heard I’m moving (or, if you’re reading this after 8/17, I’ve moved) to Vietnam and want to see why/make sure I’m still alive/you’re my parents (hi Mom and Dad!).
As much as I would like to send everyone personalized notes and updates catered to your specific interests and passions, I have too much sitting-on-the-beach time set aside to add that in. So at the suggestion of many (read: my mother), this blog will serve as the hub of my updates as well as a log for my own personal reflection and memories.
This is the first blog I’ve ever had, and as such I wanted to lay down some ground rules and expectations both for me and for anyone who might waywardly stumble upon this website.
Here is what I promise I’ll do with this blog/while abroad:
- I will occasionally update it. I’m setting a goal of one entry per week. That way I’ll realistically update once every couple of weeks.
- I will write about different things. Like in America, I’m sure my day-to-day will become pretty routine; thus, I’m excited to write on cultural comparisons – food, drink, romance, (in the words of my tour expectations spiel “Might throw some dating advice your way, so get excited for that!”), travel, work. If there’s something you’re curious about, let me know!
- Answer questions. Let me know what you want to know about Vietnam and I’ll do what I can to give my input (imagine that, me wanting to give input on something).
Here is what I don’t promise:
- I’ll update every week.
- I’ll keep it PG. I’ll preface any wild sections, but I have to tell it like it is! Keep the readers engaged. Some call me the Quentin Tarantino of our times.
- I will visit your “friend’s brother’s cousin’s neighbor who is in the Philippians, or is it Malaysia. I can get you some contact info!”
So welcome once again everyone. I hope you’re strapped in for what is sure to be a bumpy ride for all of us.