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#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 »

WAIW | Air Quality in Saigon

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Although last year's burning season in Chiang Mai, Thailand was worse, the air quality in Saigon, Vietnam has been surprisingly bad as of late. Read More »

Vegan Travel | 2019: Year-in-Review

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2019 was a year marked with some pretty heavy moments due to numerous deaths, but there were still plenty of things to be thankful for as well. Read More »