Good Morning, Vietnam [2017]

Guess who’s back, back again? After a day of recovery from a long 21 hour flight, I am ready to be back on the grind. I’ve already contacted ICC’s Career Services team about a posting that I’m super interested in, but I know that I will need to continue researching for other options as well. Any suggestions or leads that any of you have will be super appreciated! Please just comment below or private message me 🙂

Anyhow, the past week spent in Vietnam was wonderful. With the dollar being so strong in the country right now, I highly recommend making the trip if you have the opportunity to! Given our budget, for most of our meals, Phil and I aimed to eat as the locals do. And since we were fortunate enough to have our housing taken care of by a close friend, between the two of us, we spent about $450 total during the week – that’s about $30 per person per day! Please continue reading below for our day to day trip itinerary and food suggestions.

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

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I know this post is a little long, but I was nominated by both A Girl With Pink Cheeks and The Xandra Chronicles for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award! Thank you both very much! And if you guys haven’t heard of the two before, definitely go check out their blogs when you get the chance. I promise you won’t regret that decision 🙂

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vanilla chia seed pudding

What seeds? Chia seeds! So chia seeds are these tiny black seeds that grow natively in South America. It’s name origins are Mayan, signifying “strength.” They’re super healthy for you (think Omega-3, protein, and antioxidants) and incredibly versatile too when used in cooking. I usually add them by the spoonful to my oatmeal and smoothies. Bottom line is, they’re packed with fiber and have the ability to absorb 10-12 times their weight in water, which means that you get filled up faster with less food.

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