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Chúc mừng năm mới! Happy New Year. Today is Tết, the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for "Feast of the First Morning of the First Day". If you are in the Bay Area, there are many Tết festivals this weekend in both San Jose and Sacramento. This photo is of the dog guardian on the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An. I thought it would be appropriate since this year is the year of the dog. #beautifuldestination #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #tet #happynewyear2018 #yearofthedog #lunarnewyear #vietnamesnewyear #chucmungnammoi2018🎉🎉🎉 #learnvietnamese #duolingovietnamese #adventuresinfluency

20 0 Feb 17, 2018

The Great Wall of Vietnam. At the top of the hill, you will find a statue of the Goddess of Mercy who was unjustly accused of trying to murder her husband. In order to reach the Goddess, you must climb 500 steps, symbolic of overcoming 500 obstacles. #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #travel #adventuresinfluency #mua #muacaves #muamountain #goddesofmercy #goddessofmercytemple #vietnam #vietnamtrip #wondersofvietnam #ninhbinh

53 2 Jan 23, 2018

A beautiful young girl called Quán Âm from a small village feels so drawn to the teachings of Buddha that she wants to become a monk. Her father, however, wants her to marry. She follows her father’s wishes and marries a local man. One night, as her husband lays sleeping, she notices a hair growing out of one her husband’s moles. She takes a knife to cut the hair when her husband awakes. Seeing the knife he accuses her of trying to kill him. The young woman disguises herself as a boy and flees to a monastery. She does very well in the monastery and is very devoted to its practices. She falls victim to yet another false accusation when another young woman accuses her of “fathering” a child out of wedlock. Rather than reveal her true gender, Quán Âm leaves the monastery and raises the child. Eventually, those around her learn of her true identity and realize the injustice that Quán Âm has endured in these false accusations. Her statue is found on top of Hang Mua Mountain in Ninh Binh. To read more about our tour of Ninh Binh, check out my latest blog. Link in bio. #beautifuldestination #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #travel #quanam #quanâm #ninhbinh #hangmua #adventuresinfluency #wondersofvietnam #vietnamwonders #vietnam #vietnamtrip #goddessofmercy #goddessofmercytemple #thichnhathanh #thenovice

50 1 Jan 31, 2018

Summertime in San Francisco arrives early. I cannot believe how hot is is in February! If you are in San Francisco, head to the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park. The warm weather has also brought out the flowers early too. The Magnolia trees are in bloom and they smell as good as they look. #beautifuldestination #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #sanfrancisco #goldengatepark #magnolia #redboots #fashion #garden #springtime #flowers #blooming #park #parkfashion #adventuresinfluency

49 0 Feb 5, 2018

Have you ever been to a beautiful place with a really bad tour guide? When I found myself in this situation in Ninh Binh, I just pretended Thich Nhat Hanh was my tour guide instead. Read about all the wonderful stories he told me about the legends of Vietnam. Link in my bio. #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #travel #adventuresinfluency #vietnam #vietnamtour #wondersofvietnam #badtourguide #thichnhathanh #thedragonprince #dragonprince #auco #tamcocriver #tamcoc #hangmua #hangmuacave #hangmuapeak #hangmúa #ninhbinhprovince #quanâm #quanam #goddessofmercy #thenovice

52 1 Jan 29, 2018

Sometimes I crave the cloud forests of Costa Rica. 🇨🇷 Today I satisfied that craving in my own backyard. Sutro Forest is a dense green forest of tranquility just blocks above the hippy haven of Haight Ashbury. You can find the trail head at 17th Street and Stanyon. #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #travel #adventuresinfluency #sanfrancisco #sanfran #forest #cloudforest #craving #tranquility #costarica #sutroforest #backyard #bayarea #sfgate

43 2 Jan 22, 2018

When I first started my blog over two and a half years ago, I chose this photo for my page. For some reason, I felt that it captured the essence of the theme that I repeat at the end of every blog post “life is an adventure, not a destination.” I came up with this phrases during a conversation with my daughter while we sat in a cafe in Barcelona. I was trying to convey to her a deep wisdom about life and that was what came out. This photo and that phrase will always be linked in my mind. Do you have a life philosophy? When and where did it come to you? If you would like to read more about our trip to Barcelona, check out the link in my bio. #travel #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #adventuresinfluency #barcelona #barigotic #lifequotes #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #lifetheme #lifephilosophy #learncatalan #catalunya #catalan #routeperfect #duolingo #rosettastone #thatmoment #pictureoftheday #beautifuldestination

49 3 Jan 25, 2018

My favorite place to be in the springtime in San Francisco. The magnolia trees are blooming and they smell so sweet. If you are traveling to San Francisco, rent a bike and take a tour of Golden Gate Park on a Sunday. If you love flowers, make sure to stop the Botanical Gardens. #beautifuldestination #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #goldengatepark #botanicalgarden #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscobotanicalgardens #magnolia #pinkmagnolia #blooms #springtime #sfgate #adventuresinfluency

36 0 Feb 5, 2018

I took away his computer access for a whole weekend. The withdrawal symptoms were intense until I took him to this paradise in the heart of San Francisco. Here’s to the trials and tribulations of parenting in the computer age. The joys of the unplug. #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #travelblog #adventuresinfluency #parenting #unplugged #unplug #unplugchildhood #sutro #sutroforest #sanfrancisco #sf #sfgate #sanfran #bayarea

42 0 Jan 22, 2018

Ending the week with this amazing quote that I hope you take to heart: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Just be your weird and wonderful self, guys. Ámate a ti mismo todos los días! #languagediarychallenge #joyoflanguages #selflove

90 19 Feb 3, 2018

First off, this isn’t a sponsored post - ha! I just am truly excited about these goodie bags we are handing out at my son’s birthday party this afternoon. The gift cards are loaded with $8 because he’s turning 8 which I think can buy a kid a decent-sized treat. Maybe this will set the stage for a date between parent and child. Or create some kind of experience. Goodie bags are tricky. I know the kids like to open up a bag filled with lots of trinkets but often those things end up in the garage (landfill) or clutter up a house. As a family we are moving away from ‘things’ and jumping into ‘experiences’ so we decided to stick to our values when selecting a little ‘thank you for coming to the party!’ What do you guys do for goodie bags? Disfruta las cosas dulces de la vida! #languagediarychallenge #joyoflanguages #goodiebags

58 19 Feb 4, 2018

My favorite place to be in the springtime in San Francisco. The magnolia trees are blooming and they smell so sweet. If you are traveling to San Francisco, rent a bike and take a tour of Golden Gate Park on a Sunday. If you love flowers, make sure to take a tour of the Botanical Gardens. #beautifuldestination #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #goldengatepark #botanicalgarden #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscobotanicalgardens #magnolia #pinkmagnolia #blooms #springtime #sfgate #adventuresinfluency

40 0 Feb 5, 2018

The ancient capital of Hoa Lư was established by the first emperor of Vietnam, Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, in the late 10th Century. When Đinh Bộ Lĩnh was a small child, his mother raised him among the common folk in a small village in the Gia Vien district of Ninh Binh province. Although his father was a great general, Đinh Bộ Lĩnh grew up connected to the simple peasants of the land. He became a fierce warrior at a very young age, unifying Vietnam by defeating the twelve warlords that divided the country. Đinh Bộ Lĩnh declared himself the first emperor of Vietnam and renamed the country Dai Co Viet. He built the capital in Hoa Lư. After his death, he was renamed Dinh Tien Hoang. Read more about Ninh Binh in my latest blog post. Link in my bio. #beautifuldestination #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #travel #vietnam #vietnamwonders #wondersofvietnam #vietnamlegend #firstemperor #ancientcapital #hoalư #hoalua #ninhbinh #ninhbinhtrip #adventuresinfluency #routeperfect #femaletravelbloggers

65 4 Jan 30, 2018

Through the large glass window, we watch the rain fall steadily on the narrow street outside L’Heritage Hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. The riders on the motor scooters wear long plastic capes in neon colors that cover the rider and the scooter, merging the two into one. They look like mechanical centaurs as they swerve and honk in the seething river of traffic that flows past our hotel. .... Read about our day trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in my latest blog post. Link in bio. #beautifuldestination #travelnotebook #travelblogger #travelblog #travel #hanoi #hànội #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephoto #motorscootersofhanoi #hanoitraffic #vietnam #wondersofvietnam #vietnamwonders #adventuresinfluency #routeperfect #femaletravelbloggers #vietnamtrip #rain #traffic

53 2 Feb 1, 2018
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