Vietnam’s Stray Cats and the Cat Meat Trade: Why it Exists and How You Can Help

Vietnam’s Stray Cats and the Cat Meat Trade: Why it Exists and How You Can Help

I just want to reiterate that not everyone in Vietnam eats cats or dogs, and I’d probably venture to say that most people (especially in developed cities) do not torture or eat cats. However, this animosity towards cats is pretty prevalent here in Hoi An, which is why places like Vietnam Cat Welfare (also known as Jack’s Cat Cafe) have so much work to do.

The Freedom Life: August 2018

The Freedom Life: August 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  After five years of living in China, and two years of This Beijing Life, things have changed. I left my job as a college counselor in China, and now I’m living a life on my terms. I’m my own boss, I travel when I want, and […]

The Freedom Life: July 2018

The Freedom Life: July 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  After five years of living in China, and two years of This Beijing Life, things have changed. I left my job as a college counselor in China, and now I’m living a life on my terms. I’m my own boss, I travel when I want, and […]

2014: A Crazy Year of Adventure

2014: A Crazy Year of Adventure

As this year comes to a close I can’t help but think back on all of the crazy adventures I’ve had. This time last year I was struggling with my teaching placement in the Chinese countryside, wondering if I would abandon my contract half-way through and go back to America. I was lonely, a little […]

5 Places in Asia I Need to Revisit

5 Places in Asia I Need to Revisit

Over the years I’ve realized that I like to spend a lot of time exploring each country. I’ve been living in China for almost two years and I just feel like I’ve finally seen everything I want to see. That said, there’s so many countries I feel like I didn’t spend enough time in. It’s […]

The City Saigon

The City Saigon

After a few days in Hanoi, the group of us headed  out to Saigon, otherwise known as Ho Chi Minh City. We got a pretty cheap flight, and arrived mid-afternoon. Once again I was in a different hostel, and unfortunately I didn’t get upgraded this time. My room was a huge dorm room of 10 […]