Did you know the hours of afternoon nap time in Vietnam?

 
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si·es·ta

/sēˈestə/

noun

  1. an afternoon rest or nap, especially one taken during the hottest hours of the day in a hot climate.

Similar to siestas in Spain, Viet Nam is very serious about their naps and avoiding the sun because colorism is ubiquitous.

Pros: many tourist attractions like the trending #goldenbridge (hand bridge) in Da Nang will be nearly empty

Cons: it's the hottest time of day, most food stalls will be closed

For me personally, I would take the heat over crowds.

I was just in Phu Quoc and decided to skip the cable car, fish sauce factory, and the pepper farms because that was too touristic for me.

Instead, I went diving and chatted with the dive instructors. #traveldeeper I wanted to know things like: how did they pick Vietnam/ Phu Quoc? Where's their favorite dive site? What's their fav sea creature to see?

WiFi Passwords in Vietnam

Simple WiFi passwords in Vietnam

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Many businesses in Vietnam aren’t creative with their wifi passwords. Many hotels, cafés, etc. typically have very easy passwords, so even they don’t have to remember something difficult. Thus, making it quite easy to guess the password of a place.

Now a days, if you’re staying at the hotel or buying a coffee at a café…many will have free wifi for paying customers. I’ve been to a few places where the password was 12345678,88888888, or 99999999.

So if you’re too lazy to ask, try these numbers because many places aren’t that creative with their passwords.

How to save on books while traveling

NERD ALERT: I love reading

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No shame in my nerd game. I to read.. In Indonesia, I would spend 3+ hours in Gramedia. It’s a bookstore like Barnes & Noble, except most books are wrapped in plastic and you can’t read it. You can ask an employee to open one for you, but sometimes I get nervous about them saying no. I am obsessed with buying a new book every week. (Even if I didn't finish reading the one I just bought).

Most people know that traveling with a kindle or any e reader saves a ton of space and weight. 

I love the feeling of holding a physical book or paper to read. However, I learned the lesson the hard way, when I tried to ship those books back to the US and lug more books to Vietnam. I admit I paid an unnecessary amount of money on over-baggage this past year. 


Casper, Wyoming Public Library

Casper, Wyoming Public Library

LESSON LEARNED

Instead I found a better way: U.S. Public Libraries

Some Americans have forgotten their tax dollars pay for libraries. I am taking full advantage of my Wyoming public library card now. My library in Casper, Wyoming has movies, video games, cri-cut machines, CDs, computers, etc. Now public libraries are embracing the digital age. 


The digital library saves me a ton of money! I've read over 10 books on the Overdrive app and listened to more than 5 other audiobooks FO FREE. I didn’t even know I liked audio books until I was able to listen to them FO FREE. The only down side is some books are so popular that the waiting list is like 2 months. For example, there was no way I could get “Crazy Rich Asians”. Current wait time is 9 weeks!!!!

Currently reading:

As an avid reader, I saw that Michelle Obama’s release date was set for November 13. I am pretty proud of myself for being the first to place a hold on it because there’s only ONE copy and 21 other people now waiting.

The Overdrive library allows for 2 weeks rentals for audiobooks and ebooks. It really pressures me to set aside time to read it before it gets automatically (through wifi connection) returns the book.

CONCLUSION

I’m not here to sell you an Audible subscription for a free audiobook or even an Amazon reading list. You’re already paying taxes for these services. USE IT! Then you can save more money for traveling (like I do).