About This Blog and Its Author


All right, this is not the first time that I have tried to create and maintain a blog. It’s actually easier said than done. To be honest, I don’t really know why. Perhaps I was too busy with other things or perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I was just self- conscious about what I wrote. I still am. Nobody likes to listen to their own voice, right? Perhaps things will be different this time since I have decided to focus on a few things in this blog. With that being said, this blog is mainly about travel writing. It sometimes also deals with the following topics:

  • literature
  • big cities (NYC, Tokyo, Jakarta, Hanoi, Berlin, etc.)
  • art (painting, photography)
  • language
  • journalism
  • walking

Comments and questions are all welcome.

The author:

– born and raised in  Hà Nội (Vietnam)

– grew up in Berlin (Germany)

– lost and found herself in NYC, Tokyo, Jakarta…

– thích đi lang thang, ít nói, trầm tính

– spielt sehr gern mit Wörtern (manchmal zu sehr für ihren Geschmack)

– philosophisch, sarkastisch, melancholisch

– hat eine Top 10 To-Do Liste (bis zum Ende ihres 30-jährigen Lebensjahres)

– hat zu viele Träume

– mag Details

– thích lau chùi

– hates phone calls and avoids them as much as she can

– if you want to get her attention, please prepare (or you could just ask her Mom!) to have at least one of the following things and she’ll be all yours: black tea (3/4) with milk (1/4) (+ two teaspoons of sugar), muffins, anything about NYC, thịt kho tàu, phở gà, Bienenstichsữa bột (only red cow), kerrygold butter, mangos, măng cụtvú sữa, gouda cheese…

– countries that she’s been to (in no particular order): France, Czech Republic, USA, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Thailand, China, United Arab Emirates, UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Canada, Russia, Argentina, Switzerland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bolivia, Peru, Croatia, Greece (as of March 2016).



33 thoughts on “About This Blog and Its Author

  1. Love your style of writing… I have added the link to the entire article – and added new ones..

    • Thank you very much for your comment. This makes me very happy. I hope to be able to produce more interesting articles for the readers. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. bây giờ e mới biết chị [x] ở việt nam chắc cũng lâu lâu mới sang đức. 🙂
    blog chị đọc rất vui! viết thêm về nước đức cho e đọc với.

    • Hi,
      First off, I’m sorry for writing in English as an answer to your comment written in Vietnamese. It’s kind of rude. I need, however, to write in English since I don’t have a Vietkey on this computer. Writing in Vietnamese without all the diacritics seems to be somewhat incomplete in my eyes so I’ll switch to English. Thanks again for your comment. I’ll try my best to do that. In fact, the next article (after Ode to Paris 2) is gonna be about Vietnamese living in Berlin/Germany. I hope you will enjoy it!

      By the way, I deleted my name out of your comment. Please see blog rules to get more infos. Thank you.

  3. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. I see that we are both interested in walking in big cities! I also just discovered that I can use Google Translate to read that article about German laws regarding names. This will be a great tool for our research in planning our trip to Germany and Switzerland later this year.

    • Thanks for your comment. Yes,walking in big cities is one of my hobbies. I’m glad it’s yours too.

    • Hi, sorry for the late reply. Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. It was a pleasure reading your posts. I will make sure to check it regularly.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking my post “Walking the dog(s) …” I’ve walked a lot of big cities too … Rome and London are my favourites so far … Keep on writing … Cheerz … Dorothy 🙂

  5. Reading your profile it makes so easy to predict how rich you are in experiences 🙂
    So may I know your nationality? Vietnamese? That’s interesting life!

    • I would say i have a multicultural nationality: Vietnamese heart, German mind, American optimism, Japanese effienciecy and Indonesian politeness! I wonder what will come next…

  6. How wonderful to meet you via the blogsphere! Thanks for following me and for all your ‘likes’ today, REALLY appreciated! I’ve had a busy day, but when the dust settles, I too will settle down and have time to read all about your adventures. Looking forward to it! Lottie

  7. Love what you have written here…I hate phone calls too, especially the ones when people keep going on and on and on!!:) Its close to 2am here so am hitting the sack now but shall be back later to read more. Namaste:)

  8. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post about Dalat. Your blog is very interesting to read and it just takes me going through every post.

  9. You drink your tea just the way I like it! Two cups every morning.
    Hi! Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting our blog, and for the like on the post about Burma.
    Loved your report on Ethiopia. We also travel with an open heart, spontaneity, and a great deal of curiosity. Your recipe gave me goosebumps 🙂

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