The First Inevitable Oops

The First Inevitable Oops

I am writing this post from a beautiful Airbnb apartment in Montevideo, Uruguay. My host has been one of the loveliest people I’ve met so far – but I’ll talk more about her later. The point is, if I hadn’t made my inevitable first oops a week ago today, I wouldn’t have ended up in this wonderful home and I wouldn’t have met many of the people I’ve spent time with in the last week. Something about blessings in disguise, blah blah blah. Now onto the story!

Feeling at Home in the Village of Hau Thau, Vietnam

Feeling at Home in the Village of Hau Thau, Vietnam

In the Northern Highlands of Vietnam, I think the best way to have an authentic experience is to stay at a homestay. We decided to stay with Mai- a 26 year old, married woman with two beautiful children and a husband. Mai is from the village of Hau Thau. We really enjoyed our time here and it was unlike any the accommodation we have stayed at thus far. This is why I feel staying in a homestay allows for the most genuine way to experience a culture...

Eating Our Way Through Chiang Mai- A Self-Proclaimed Food Tour

Eating Our Way Through Chiang Mai- A Self-Proclaimed Food Tour

One of the best Chiang Mai markets is the Sunday Walking Street, a food and goods market on Ratchadamnoen Road from 4-10 pm. We had our own "food tour" where we went from stand to stand trying a little bit of everything- all under 450 baht* (~$14) between 3 of us, for 8 different types of food!