Throughout my entire upbringing, I had ever only been able to appreciate Vietnam from the lens of a foreigner – Chinatown phõs and two-dollar banh mis. It wasn’t until my first visit to Vietnam that I could truly get in touch with my family’s heritage and understand the background and stories of my parents and grandparents. I was very lucky, and thankful, to have met my never-before-seen relatives who welcomed me with great hospitality. Their tales of the old days were an incredible rollercoaster of emotions and it was amazing to learn the generational history of the lives that my grandparents had led and influenced. I will be back, Vietnam!

Places Visited:

  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Da Nang
  • Hoi An
  • Ninh Binh
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay