Strange Days in Singapore

Singapore is a strange place: a city country, Asian tiger, expat playground, fourth biggest financial center in the world, third highest per capita income, and home to one of the worlds largest income inequalities. Additionally the countries incredibly strict judicial system is something worth discussing- trial by jury is nonexistent, fates are determined by a…

Saigon: Vietnam’s mega city

Saigon or as it is now known Ho Chi Min City was our last stop in Vietnam. Six days in Saigon was not nearly enough: the food, the people, and the coffee.  Did you know that Vietnam is the second largest exporter of coffee in the world? Not only are they growing the beans, but…

Hoi An: old beach town

Our third stop in Vietnam was Hoi An.  The words “Hoi An” translate to “peaceful meeting place” and the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site has survived nearly 200 years of turbulent Vietnamese history. It remains preserved mostly as it was 200 years ago, when it functioned as major trading post in the 18th century.…