Lately I have been quite entertained reading lots of blog posts about New Year’s resolutions, decluttering, no spend months, resolutions to not buy new clothing for a month/year, the Uber Frugal Month Challenge, etc. I don’t know why I am so interested in all of it because the husband and I have had the FIRE… Continue reading What I Spent on Clothing During the First Fourteen Months of Travel
We visited Vietnam about eleven years ago and what I remembered most about Hoi An was that everybody who lived there had an aunt, cousin, mother, friend etc. who was a tailor and everybody tried to refer you to a tailor somewhere (no doubt in exchange for a commission). When we returned to Hoi An… Continue reading Everybody Knows a Tailor in Hoi An
Yes it finally happened, I got a new haircut! I was pretty nervous about it, I don’t speak Vietnamese after all, but my hair was bothering me so much (more about that in a minute) that I figured it was worth a try, worst case I can always end up with a really short pixie… Continue reading A New Haircut and My Hair Drama During Long Term Travel
We recently visited the Imperial City (or Citadel) in Hue, Vietnam and while they didn’t have much vintage clothing on display, I did learn a little about royal clothing at the time (I believe around late 1800’s to early 1900’s). I absolutely loved the detailing on one of the (reproduced) vintage gowns they had on… Continue reading A Vintage Dress at the Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam
Recently I was in Hanoi and while I was waiting for the husband to get money out of the ATM I saw what appeared to be some sort of photo shoot. Being just an office worker in my prior life I had never seen anything like a photo shoot before so I thought it was… Continue reading A Photo Shoot in Hanoi and a Possible Vintage Dress Sighting at the Marble Mountains
Recently we were in Nanning, China and a cold front came through and it definitely felt nippy like fall. It was interesting to watch all of the locals in their cooler weather clothing with the long sleeves and jackets and it made me a little sad thinking about the sweaters, jeans, boots, etc. that I… Continue reading I Miss Dressing for Fall
You know I have been on the road too long when I got really excited that I found some good dental floss. I’m not sure what the deal is with people (not?) flossing their teeth in S. Korea and China, but we ran out of dental floss in S. Korea and it wasn’t as easy… Continue reading Excited About Dental Floss……..