Saigon has been slandered by nearly every backpacker I’ve met since I’ve arrived in Asia. I’ve been bombarded with lamentations about its cleanliness and its overpacked and hectic roads and streets. It’s as if everyone has prior notions about big cities being wonderous and magical, where all of their dreams will come true, only to … Continue reading Vietnam


As I sit, comfortably tanning poolside at my hostel listening to some relaxing Cambodian music, just one day after visiting the Choeung Ek Khmer Rouge Killing Fields and the S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum I struggle to find the words to describe what I witnessed. Before visiting I had many people tell me that it … Continue reading Genocide