In case you’re new around these parts, here’s a little (albeit belated – wrote this up three months after this blog was first conceived… very nice) backstory about me:
My name’s Denise, and I’m a Vietnamese-Chinese hybrid (my cousin calls me a mutt, but just joking of course) living in Canada.
Last summer (July 2012), I visited Vietnam – my parents’ home country – for the second time in my life. (The first was when I was 3 years old, so that doesn’t really count does it?). And I can tell you, it was an amazing experience! About half of my family/relatives live there, some 50-odd members (no, that’s not an exaggeration).
Unfortunately during my last trip, we also visited several cities around China and Thailand
Readers: “‘Unfortunately’? Den, you spoiled brat!”
Den: “Now hold up, you didn’t let me finish. Yeesh.”
As I was saying. Unfortunately, because of all the travelling, I didn’t really get to spend much time with my family. (Or the kids! No, not my kids, my cousins’!). So this time around, I planned to make exploring Saigon a priority. And, to start up this blog so I could update my friends and family back home. So here’s a take on Vietnam, through my eyes. It’s a collection of everything interesting, mundane, hilarious, heart-warming, or thought-provoking.
Look around. Learn something new. Laugh (is that to much to ask for?). Enjoy.