My Time in 'Nam

A necessary visa run to Vietnam evolved into a two week adventure filled with new sights, smells, and sensory experiences. Generally speaking, Vietnam struck me as a grittier version of Thailand. Whereas Thailand has adjusted their accommodations and facilities to meet some of the Western standards, Vietnam is unabashedly Vietnam,…

A Pizza Parable

One evening after grabbing sunset beers with a new friend, I received the following texts from my boyfriend. Conor: "Did you order a pizza? Or something? Some guy just dropped stuff off. I paid him 81K." Me: "LOL NO" Conor: "What? He said Carolina!" Me: "No. He dropped off a…