Mochi & 99 Peaks

March 25, 2017 Recently, my co-worker called me a dinosaur. That is the nickname you are given when you’ve been working in Taiwan for 2 plus years. I have officially been in Taiwan… Continue reading

GRE Hell

March 1st-18th, 2017 As I have mentioned before I started researching grad schools. (At least I think I mentioned it. All the weeks are a blur to me.) While I was looking at… Continue reading

Yuan Zui Mountain

February 27th, 2017 Alex and I had been talking about going on a hike for weeks, so when we finally had a long weekend where I wasn’t going anywhere (my bad) we planned… Continue reading

Goodbye & Hello

End of February I had been talking about it for weeks…I didn’t want Amanda to leave. The time had finally come for her to hand in her books at school and pack her… Continue reading

Wisdom Tooth 3.0

February 21st, 2017 Third time’s the charm, right? Or so they say. After my fiasco in December where I showed up to my oral surgeon appointment and they turned me away I rescheduled… Continue reading

Tainan: The Chill City

February 19th, 2017 The days before Amanda would have to leave Taiwan were creeping up faster and faster. I was not looking forward to it. Am I too old to say “NO!” with… Continue reading

Drizzle, Drizzle, Taroko Gorge

February 10th-12th, 2017 The days of only kindy class in the morning were coming to an end, and Amanda suggested we double our classes one day and take a long weekend. Our destination:… Continue reading

Bye Hanoi, and off we go!

February 1st, 2017 We arrived back in Hanoi at the wee hours of the morning. With sleep still in our eyes we ventured out for the day knowing that soon we would be… Continue reading

Trekking Through Sapa

January 29th-31st, 2017 We arrived in Lao Cai early in the morning. My pre-coffee Vanessa face was definitely kicking in, so when taxi drivers started offering their services I couldn’t help but sharply… Continue reading

Hanoi, Oh Hanoi

January 27th & 28th, 2017 It was Chinese New Year again and of course I couldn’t just stay home and lounge. This adventure I was accompanied by Amanda. She also loves traveling and… Continue reading

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