Vietnam In Food

My trip to Vietnam has long been over, but I’ve clearly been behind on my blogs about the trip. A lot’s happened in the meantime: I managed to finish and file my dissertation and I am now officially a PhD (the process was grueling, and I’ll try to write a post that specifically addresses that…

Hanoi, Day 2

Our time in Hanoi is coming to an end, and I have less than an hour before we get picked up to head to the airport for the next leg of our trip in Saigon (technically Ho Chi Minh City). I’d been warned by everyone I know (granted, all people from South Vietnam) that Northerners…

First day in Morocco

We left Tarifa, Spain this morning and took the ferry from Tarifa to Tangier. And what a difference a 45 minute ferry ride makes! The instant we got off the ferry we were accosted by taxi cab drivers who were, to be completely honest, rather scary, smelly, and really pushy. We ended up walking out…

Made it to Madrid…

Alright, so after 30 straight hours of traveling (not the fun kind–LAX to London, London to Madrid) Lindsay and I made it to our hostel in Madrid at 2 am where we promptly showered and fell asleep and probably woke up the two Japanese girls in the bunks beneath us with our annoying zipping and…