Traveling ranges anywhere between intricate laid-out plans and blind luck. I came to Lake Bled, Slovenia without much of an itinerary. I knew I'd be recovering from a crazy schedule of chasing the Dachstein Glacier, so all I wanted to do was hike around the hills, eat cheap food, row to castles, and veg out by the lake.
Asia Diaries: Saigon, Vietnam
Three books, five "This American Life" episodes, one stopover in Taipei, and sixteen hours on a plane later, I'm in Saigon, Vietnam. It all feels familiar since it's only been a year since I've been here. Traffic is still crowded and frantic with motorcycles, cars, bicycles, and carts trying to dodge each other, the pollution is still prevalent because of this, and the humidity is still relentless.