Diabetes in Vietnam

Well, it’s that time of year again when diabetics of all shapes and sizes decide to do their bit and proclaim what the lifelong inconvenience means to them. Personally, I don’t tend to give it too much thought; I sporadically check my blood sugar and inject accordingly, occasionally causing an … Read more…

Romanticising Saigon

Vietnam, like many countries in this part of the world, was once under French colonial rule, being a part of Indochina until the French influence ended during the mid 1950’s after the first Indochina war. During their time in Vietnam, the French had great influence on Vietnamese culture, leading to … Read more…

Rising Blood Sugar

Okay, so I’ve been living in Vietnam for about 10 months now and throughout my time here I’ve only blogged about Diabetes once, and that was when I temporarily went a little blind (scary, I know). The reason I’ve not blogged about Diabetes is because, well, it’s a bit boring. … Read more…

Now and Zen

‘When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.’ It’s not often that I write personal posts, but seeing as I’m trying to shake things up a bit I thought I’d let you know what I, myself, have been up to (not necessarily blog … Read more…

I Want More

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’ve done over the past 14 months, my current situation, and what I possibly want to do in the future. I’ve seen many people my age rattling on about how they’re engaged or expecting, and how it’s the best thing that’s ever … Read more…

Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City: Settling in Vietnam

5 months ago I landed in Ha Noi, Vietnam, from Hong Kong. My plan whilst travelling was always to find work somewhere in either China or South East Asia and, having left China, I’d set my mind on Vietnam. This article is about settling in Vietnam. First Impressions Now, it’s … Read more…