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#OurNewNormal | Jessica Freedman of Phuket, Thailand

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Jessica Freedman joins me to share what life has been like on the island of Phuket, Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »

#OurNewNormal | Tamara Rich of Melbourne, Australia

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I go back to Australia to talk with Tamara Rich, an essential worker in Melbourne. Read More »

#OurNewNormal | Ryan Patey of Saigon, Vietnam

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I chat with my closest friend to discuss our experience in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and it seems we have much in common. Read More »

WAIW | Morning Market Haul in Saigon

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Even though I can't go on any big adventures during the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm lucky enough to have great options for food at my local market. Read More »

WAIW | Semi-Locked Down in Vietnam

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Lots of stuff has happened over the last few weeks, and most of it hasn't been good. Today, I decided to catch you up to some of it, but only after I got back from the police station. Read More »

WAIW | Dancing With a Cat

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I've sat plenty of needy animals over the years that I've been house sitting, but this cat is the first one that really needs to bite my feet whenever I'm in the kitchen. Read More »