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.


Here we are. It's been incredible writing about Soc Trang and Vietnam and finding pictures to show all of you what life is like here. I hope you have learned some things from my journey. Thank you.

Field Notes

Before, I talked about the importance of water to life in and around Soc Trang. This week, I want to tell you a bit more about water-related needs that this community has.


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