As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been starting to dabble in writing and participation with other sites. There may be more to come, but here are a couple of places you could recently find me on the web.
Tuoi Tre News
I wrote a little expat piece while I was still living in Vietnam. It was great because it was published in Vietnamese in their print edition, as well as in English and Vietnamese on their website. It’s just a little perspective about the introduction of more fast food chains to Vietnam, specifically Saigon, which currently has fewer than any major urban area I know of. It is probably the most heavily populated country in the world without a McDonald’s or a Starbucks.
Here’s a link to that article:
If anyone wants to read it in Vietnamese, let me know in the comments and I’ll dig up a link.
For their podcast on travel to Brazil for Carnival, Craig and Linda Martin included an interview with me about my experiences at Carnival, which included actually getting into costume to participate in the annual Samba parade.
Here’s a link to their site and some photos. I definitely recommend subscribing to their exceptional podcast while you are there.
And for more on Carnival, I wrote a blog post about my experiences a couple of years ago, when I was just starting this site. You can catch up on that one here: