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10th Anniversary Destination: Vietnam?

Stefan Loble


Distance from NYC: 8,170 miles.

Living in Vietnam would be to turn our lives on their heads. Literally on the other side of the world, the country is an explosion for the senses. We know this because Rachel and I used to live in Hanoi. It was her who said “living someplace is completely different than visiting”. In fact, Bluffworks was inspired by the fact that once I returned to NYC, I couldn’t wear my travel clothes back home. The idea of moving there would be to improve upon our basic language skills (I loved speaking Vietnamese) and watch Jules wrestle with a tonal language, where any word such as “toi” can mean six different things.

Collage of images from Stefan's travels in Vietnam showing fresh crab, busy intersections, and an idyllic mountain and ocean scene.


  • Rachel and I loved living there.
  • We’d probably do it better the second time.
  • It’s possible that living abroad will always leave me feeling like we have unfinished business, but I feel like I have so much more to learn about Vietnam. 


  • We’d miss out on someplace new.
  • It’s a 12 hour time difference from NYC.


Ready to Guess?



Stefan Loble


Why are we writing this?

This blog post is part of our 10th Anniversary Adventure Giveaway. You can guess what country Stefan and his family are moving to for a chance to win a grand prize of up to $1,760 in airfare credit, accessories, and apparel. Contest runs from August 11-18, 2022. Terms & conditions apply.

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