We started our winter trip over in Cambodia!
Talking with Andrea Saez about her international background, working remotely, and fancy sweatpants!
Some of it was hard, some of it was exciting, and some of it was very stressful.
Happy New Year!
After a long night of sleep, and a quick breakfast, we went to visit a local market with Colored Hmongs minorities. We also went to the Vietnamese-Chinese border, before heading back to Lao Cai to grab the night train. As a quick aside, I've been listening to #RivieraDetente on the way to the first stop… Continue reading Winter 2016 – Day Seven
We've arrived in Lao Cai station at 5:30am. In this 8h+ night train ride, I've slept for approximately 1.5 of them. It's gonna be interesting going for a 6h-long hike today. It was great to hear about these minorities and discover the local rural communities and rice fields! After the long hike, we explored the… Continue reading Winter 2016 – Day Six
Exploring Hanoi As I've mentioned yesterday, I feel kind of at home/at peace in the ambiant chaos of Hanoi. I kinda wonder what Life in Saigon must be like now. It feels like the generation of millennials who grew up in Vietnam today, with the internet, is reminiscent of the French 1980's, a period of… Continue reading Winter 2016 – Day Five
Woke up after a great/long/restful night of sleep (11pm-9am). Went to the pool around 11-12 until 2pm and had lunch at the hotel. Then we departed to the local Siem Reap airport. As I'm writing this, we're on our way to Hanoi for the rest of our trip. As we landed, I've realized that I… Continue reading Winter 2016 – Day Four
Visiting a floating village 30mn away from Siem Reap. For some obscure reason I went to bed at 10.30pm and woke up around 3:50-4am. Impossible to fall back asleep.
The author of one of my favourite novels, on a recent, alcohol-infused trip to Japan: It was while I was traveling this summer that I first started to appreciate the hangover. There would be nights in Japan when DB and I would go out and, as one does, end up drinking a little too much. But… Continue reading Jack Chang: “Appreciating the hangover”
After a long day yesterday, we went to bed at 10pm, woke up around 7am without problems. We spent the whole day visiting the temples in the Siem Reap area, including the infamous Angkor Wat temple! In the evening, we stayed in the touristic center of Siem Reap, explored the city and went to a… Continue reading Winter 2016 – Day Two