Sasha Savinov

Sasha hails from the suburbs of Detroit and has spent the last decade living abroad, mostly in China and Indonesia. He's both a teacher and student of languages, a blogger and a video producer. He runs Grateful Gnomads with his awesome wife Rachel, which is all about ex-pat life, world travel, and live music.


A Rainy Hue

This will quite possibly be the shortest post on our SE Asia adventure – good for people with short attention spans, but bad for people who want more info on each destination! With nothing but bad weather on the horizon for both northern and central Vietnam, and with the clocks …

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Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2013

It’s the end of the year, and while some people loathe Top 10 lists, we think they’re awesome. As such, here’s our Top 10 list of our 2013 travel experiences. Drum roll please…

Ninh Binh

How To Spend 24 Hours in Ninh Binh

After spending a few days exploring Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island, we had to start moving our Vietnam trip south. Not wanting to backtrack to Hanoi, we found that we could instead head to Ninh Binh first and catch a bus or train onward from there.

museums in Hanoi

Museum Hopping in Hanoi

When we visited Hanoi, the weather was less than stellar. Most days were a mixture of clouds, smog, and rain – not exactly the kind of weather that encourages you to spend time outside. Lucky for us and anyone else who lands in the Vietnamese capital greeted by poor weather, …

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Our Long, Strange Tour

Welcome to the GITV Travel Blog! From both of us Gypsies, let us welcome you to our brand spanking new travel blog. From here on out, we’ll be regularly updating this little blog with tales from the road, photos, and videos of our travels. “But what’s with the name?” you’re …

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