Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020

Hello Conan, I hope you are well. Are you considering returning to the U.S. given the DOS level 4 restrictions?   Whatever you do, I hope you are well-connected and keeping up your spirits! Best wishes, Friend ---------- Forwarded message --------- The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the… Continue reading Response to Fwd: Global Health Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel, March 19, 2020

Response to a Friend on Teaching, Traveling, and Job Transitioning during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Conan! How are you? Are you guys having classes? Is the university closed? I got a job at XXX University! I need your advice as to how to transition and start somewhere new. I am not sure how to begin. Can you give me some advice??? Hey, friend! I am doing well. Thank you for… Continue reading Response to a Friend on Teaching, Traveling, and Job Transitioning during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Illness and Injury While Traveling

As I write this blog post, 722 people have died of the Coronavirus. Many American airlines are halting flights to mainland China (possibly until March 28!). Three cruise ships have been placed under quarantine after several passengers tested positive for the virus. Outside of China the countries with the most reported cases of the virus include Singapore, Thailand and Japan with 20 to… Continue reading Illness and Injury While Traveling

Lost Vietnam Photos and Photo Settings

During this past summer, while back in the US, I bought my Fujifilm X100F. I was long overdue for a new camera, and my Samsung NX300 had finally died after six years of use. Since owning my new camera, I have traveled to Brazil, Lebanon, and Vietnam. But, during these trips, I have been trying… Continue reading Lost Vietnam Photos and Photo Settings

My Travel Bucket List

2020. Start of a new year. Start of a new decade.  I ushered in the 2020 from my Airbnb in Hanoi, Vietnam. Now I’m back in Doha, Qatar ready to begin teaching spring semester. This is the last semester of my first contract with Qatar University, and the good news—which I received before traveling to… Continue reading My Travel Bucket List