19 October 2016. Five Days to Nepal. My travel journal starts today. While nursing an ear infection in a rented condo in Melbourne, my best friend’s sister texted me and asked where I plan to travel to next because the travel agency she was working for was having a promotion. A number of destinations came … Continue reading Why On Earth Would I Want To Go To Nepal?
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a post on TED’s Facebook page about regret, about living with regret. I already saw this 16-minute talk by Kathryn Schulz many months ago when I binge-watched TED talks on Youtube, but only after this second time did I feel compelled to share my regret story. And, no, … Continue reading Making Peace With Regret
Two days after the injury. Today is even worse. The pain is debilitating, so far the most painful physical pain I have ever felt in my life. I cannot bend my knee. When I do, it feels like my knee is being torn apart from the inside. The pain is making me either curse or … Continue reading Oh My Knee!
Part 4 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 I went home after lunch at L’Usine to catch up on some zzz’s. My next destination would require me to be tough and not a faint of heart. I took a cab from the hostel to the War Remnants Museum after my siesta. The driver did not … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (War Remnants Museum)
My palms and feet were cold and sweaty as we looked for a parking space around the already-jammed Mall of Asia grounds. It was the onset of another anxiety attack. Last Sunday was the (dreaded) National Geographic Earth Day Run. What was even more dreadful was the distance I signed up for—the 10K. The Backstory … Continue reading The 10K Assault
Part 3 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 I read about this cafeteria from The Gypsy Gals blog and was so intrigued by the raves of one of the bloggers that I included it in my itinerary. After my Central Post Office walk-through, I navigated my way to the L’Usine Cafeteria for lunch. The discomfort of … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (Saigon Opera House & L’Usine)
Part 2 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 My next destination was the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, some 500 meters north of the Palace. Vietnam probably is the next most Catholic nation in Southeast Asia after the Philippines. Of course, judging only by the number and fame of Catholic churches in Vietnam. Wikipedia classifies the … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (Saigon Notre Dame Basilica & Central Post Office)