How about a quick 2013 post with my standard promise to post more in the new year?
2013 was a busy year for me. I moved three times, started a new job, started learning a new language, and did a fair amount of studying. Moving to Vietnam was definitely the biggest event that happened, but graduate school applications were a close second. I am SO close to being done with them and I cannot wait! More posts after I turn those in! 😉
Anyway, here are a few highlights from the past year that I’d like to share:
An early Hanoi picture of Hoan Kiem Lake. My first apartment was very near here.
I learned to drive a motorbike!
I met too many of these. Ick!
I ate a lot of fun new foods! (Black sesame pudding maybe?)
I celebrated a new holiday, Tet, the lunar new year celebration in Vietnam. Here I am visiting the temple with Hien and her family.
Perhaps one of the more challenging experiences this year was teaching public school classes of 50 + kids. I’m not sure I will ever really get used to it.
Max and his family came to Vietnam. This is from a cooking class in Hoi An. I’ll make an actual post about this soon. It was so much fun!
Trekking in Cambodia with Max.
I attended (and was in) the wedding of one of my best friends. Congrats Hien and Duy!
I made a quick trip to Bangkok by myself. I could have sworn I made a post about this already. I’ll make one soon!
Quick trip to Austria. Hiking in the Alps.
Thanksgiving in Hanoi.
A new favorite winter food. Fried potatoes, fried corn, and fried bananas! YUM!
There were so many things that happened in 2013 that I did not capture on film or don’t have on my computer, including my trip to the States, but I think you get the idea. All in all it was a great year! Here’s to the many new adventures and friends I hope 2014 will bring. Happy New Year!