Harris' Journey to Vietnam

Current Location

Sóc Trăng

Hi, all! My name is Harris Risell and I am an English teacher in Soc Trang, Vietnam. I am super excited to share my journey with all of you and to learn more about your journeys this spring.


Although I didn't travel to many places this past week, every week in Soc Trang is different. A few days ago, for example, nature sent some heavy rain, which means the rainy season is about to start.


Have you ever talked to someone who or seen something that changed the way you think? That has happened to me a lot since I first came to Soc Trang. I'll give you a few examples.

Field Notes

There are many different traditions that people in Vietnam have. In this Field Note, I'll introduce a few of those traditions but I'll focus on one that you maybe haven't heard of before.  


Here are some photos of some other traditions in Soc Trang as well as some more photos from this past Khmer New Year celebration.