The Present Perfect


In this week’s interview Andy and Steve talk about life as a globe-trotting teaching couple, balancing ex-pat life with family back home, and how they discovered just how small the international teaching world is. Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? Andy: I am currently teaching grade 6 Humanities at Saigon South International School, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. My husband, Steve is teaching grade 8 Humanities. I have… Read More

Huế (pronounced hway–not hue, as in a gradation of colors, as I so gracefully referred to it when inquiring to the hotel receptionist in Hanoi about the train. Oops.) is a small city right smack dab in the center of Vietnam’s coastline. The historical center of Huế is roughly a square surrounded by walls and a moat. Within the walls, just north of the Perfume River, is a walled citadel, with yet another moat around… Read More

My friend Laura met me in Hanoi for the weekend on her way back to China after summer holidays in the U.S. We spent our time gossiping catching up while shopping, eating, and scoping out the best cafes (and coffee) in Hanoi.