It’s finally happened! I taught my very first class. The students didn’t seem to get worse at English, so I’ll chalk it up as a success. With a contract signed and a working schedule, I’m doing what I came here to do – educate. My class schedule is slow right now – I’m only teaching […]Read more "A Week Of Firsts – Officially Teaching And Rainy Season!"
A haiku: Air conditioning, You are so close to my heart. It’s so f—ing hot. Geography lesson: the closer you are to the Equator, generally the warmer temperatures are. My adventures in Da Nang and Hoi An are case studies in this principle, and my sweat-drenched shirts are evidence. I’m starting to acclimatize though! Rather […]Read more "Da Nang Part 2 and Hoi An!"
Word finally came in that my teaching career will start on Sunday, September 13th! Life has been pretty laid back with so much free time. My routine for the first half of the week was as follows: Wake up (Obviously. Not really sure why I felt the need to include this.) Catch up on the […]Read more "Final Week As A Mostly Free Man"
After hearing I was in for a ten hour ride from Hanoi, my first reaction was to Google “sleeper bus Vietnam”, which resulted in a long list of (mostly) horror stories about uncomfortable beds, rude passengers, and dangerous drivers. My experience on the sleeper bus to Hanoi was anything but that. After the morose goodbyes […]Read more "Goodbye Hanoi, Hello Dong Hoi!"
Having concluded our four-day orientation in the capital city of Hanoi, I can confidently say that iced coffee, air conditioning, “having a rest”, and Bia Hanoi have quickly become four of my favorite things about Vietnam. Orientation was a fantastic time meeting new people, exploring a new city, trying new food, and starting an already-immensely […]Read more "Orientation? More like FOREIGNtation! My First Week As A Foreigner"
The thrilling and overly-detailed description of my trip from the US of A to Vietnam.Read more "“I Should Have Ordered The Wine!” – The saga of the trip to Vietnam"
In the approximate year it took from the time I hatched this crazy idea to the time I’ll hop on a plane and give it the old college try (I can call it the old college try because I am an alumnus now), I’ve received numerous questions about my plans, logistics, and whatnot. Not surprisingly, […]Read more "Frequently Asked Questions"