The last few months have been chock-full of journeys, both big and small. Most memorably, I traveled to Vietnam to visit my parents and had a wonderful time seeing the country through their eyes. Not surprisingly, most of our focus was centered around food :) I spent a lot of time at the numerous markets shopping, exploring and trying new things.

My mom doing her best Lunch Lady impersonation. This food stand was featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.

One of the highlights of the trip was a tour of the Mekong Delta.

Seeing the floating markets first hand was pretty amazing.

We also had an opportunity to visit several fruit orchards and some local cottage industries. I loved seeing all the different varieties of fruit grown in the region.

Such a peaceful place compared to the hustle and bustle of Saigon, where highrises are sadly taking over the landscape:

I am hoping to return in a couple of years to explore more of this amazing country.

I'll save the smaller journeys of the knitted kind for the next several posts. In the meantime, there's lots of catching up and visiting to do. I've really missed being present in this space but felt like a break was necessary. Hopefully with the school year winding down and with work becoming less crazy, there will be more time to spend on the fun stuff.


  1. So good to see you back on the screen. Love your mom's photo! She seems like someone who is a lot of fun!

  2. what a beautiful country! (are those cactus with graffiti carved in the leaves?)

  3. What gorgeous photos! It looks like you had a wonderful trip. So much green! So colorful! When I went to Costa Rica my husband absolutely fell in love with lychee fruit, he ate them like there was no tomorrow, I think that's the fruit in the tree photo (if not, they look similar).

  4. Wow it looks like a great trip! I'm glad you had a good time and were able to see things with your family. I hope you don't mind me saying, but your Mother is cute as a button. hehe. I would love to eat in Vietnam. My parents and sister shared a holiday there and they still describe it so fondly. My step-father always enjoyed returning for work.

  5. Welcome back. Your mum had an eye for color and is wearing a cute outfit.

  6. Beautiful pictures, I really hope to visit Vietnam one day, it looks like such an amazing country.


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