Author Archives: Aimee

About Aimee

I'm a 25-year old living & working in the ol' Windy City while chipping away at my bucket list. My blog chronicles my adventures :)

From Blog to Website – A New Adventure

Hi everyone! I’ve know I’ve fallen off the grid lately, but I have been working hard to bring positive change to this blog. With most of the heavy lifting behind me, I’m ready to announce that I’ve re-named the blog … Continue reading

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An Afternoon Wandering HCM [Vietnam]

On our last day in HCM, we toured districts 1 & 3, home of many of the city’s sites and cafés.  Our first mission was to find one of the exercise parks that we had passed in our cab the night before. Scattered … Continue reading

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Cu Chi Tunnels [Vietnam]

During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong had a stronghold in the Cu Chi District, where they could take advantage of their intricate underground tunnel system. The tunnel digging actually began about 20 years prior to the Vietnam War, when … Continue reading

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Farm Visit & Cooking Class [Vietnam]

Sad to say goodbye to Cambodia, our group bus-ed from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City.  You have lots of options for this route, but we chose the Mekong Express.  At ~$13 for a one-way ticket, it’s the most expensive … Continue reading

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Observations, In Pictures [Cambodia]

Some parting observations of Cambodia, in pictures.

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S-21 and the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields [Cambodia]

In January, Chase and I visited the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, and I found it to be an incredibly moving experience.  Visiting the S-21 prison and the killing fields in Phnom Penh evoked similar emotions. Prior to our trip to Cambodia, I … Continue reading

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Paddy’s Fight Club [Learn a Martial Art, Cambodia]

When we rode our bikes through the Angkor temples (in case you missed it), we met two Phnom Penh residents–an Australian girl and her Swedish roommate.  They were so friendly and gave us various recommendations of what to do when we … Continue reading

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