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Getting Baked & Bronzed On Pattaya Beach

Pattaya Beach was supposed to be relaxing, but it was loitered by disgustingly horny Indian men who asked me, “how much?”!

 

Getting baked (literally) on #Pattaya #Beach. #TravelTuesday #Thailand #Bangkok

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While my trip to Vietnam was short and my explorations were limited only to the Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City, I packed my time in Thailand with all the things you’re supposed to do when visiting Bangkok – minus the ping pong shows.

After a week of hard work wrapping up my consulting project in Vietnam, I decided to kick off my trip in Thailand by getting baked on Pattaya Beach. It’s a popular destination for tourists and expats, but quite a drive and a boat ride away from where I was staying.

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Bits & Pieces of Ho Chi Minh City

Jet lagged and on an MBA schedule meant I only remember bits and pieces of Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Chillin’ poolside while the boys are working the fields. #wishyouwerehere #Vietnam #travel

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Normally when I travel, staying at five-star hotels are as real as leprechauns and unicorns. However, since my trip to Vietnam was a required part of my MBA program I stayed at the luxurious Renaissance Riverside Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

The best part of my stay was the breakfast buffet. Delicious pho every morning? Yes, please! The second best part was the roof top pool and the view wasn’t bad either. It overlooked the Saigon River, which appeared a lot less murkier at night.

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Firing My First Shot At The Cu Chi Tunnels In Vietnam

Vietnam’s Cu Chi Tunnels may be a claustrophobic experience for some so the shooting range may be a better “hands-on” experience.

 

Little girl, big gun. #bangbang #cuchitunnels #global #msb #travel #Vietnam #dontmess

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The best part of my MBA program was my Global Residency, where I consulted for a non-profit in Vietnam. After months of hard work, my team and I flew out to Ho Chi Minh City for a client presentation. Work kept me from experiencing the city like a tourist, but Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business made a really good effort in filling our expat days with local experiences.

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