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Laos – Motorbiking the Northern Loop

Videos and snapshots from a month-long, 3,000+ kilometer motorbike ride through the northern loop of Laos and across the border into Vietnam....

Hanoi Traffic

Hanoi Traffic 22 MAY, 2018 Getting around town is crazy intense. Criss-crossing, zig-zagging, every which way you can imagine, a chaotic scene for...

Osaka & Nara – Japan

Osaka & Nara - Japan 25 NOVEMBER, 2018 With around 19 million people and as the 2nd largest city in Japan, Osaka was quite the experience. I flew in...

Manh Nu Floating Homestay – Lan Ha Bay

Manh Nu Floating Homestay - Lan Ha Bay 15 MAY, 2018 Florian, Ming, Bella and I arrived in Cat Ba after taking the scenic route to the island. We...

Cat Ba Island

TRAVEL Cat Ba Island Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is super convenient. We were able to catch a train from Long Bien station and rode about...

Shanghai Street Life

TRAVEL Shanghai Street Life I’ve recently been playing a game almost every other day now for about a month. I sit on the second floor of a coffee...

A Little Bit of Miscommunication

LANGUAGE A Little Bit of Miscommunication I’m reminded of this one time I was in a small town called Moganshan outside of Hangzhou. I went with the...

Sh*t My Students Say

TEACHING ENGLISH Sh*t My Students Say I tutored a little 1st-grade Chinese girl for a year in Shanghai. She went to a nice bilingual school and I...

Language Moments

TEACHING ENGLISH Language Moments My first year teaching English in Shanghai seems so long ago. The chaos of 40 kids early in the morning screaming...

El Nido – Palawan

TRAVEL El Nido - Palawan Spanish for ‘the nest’, El Nido is the gateway to Palawan island in the Philippines. The town is sandwiched between...

Việt Nam – Pt. I

TRAVEL Việt Nam - Pt. I I’ve been to Vietnam many times. Each visit has been a special and unique experience. From the food to the coffee, the...

Yunnan – China

TRAVEL Yunnan - China Traveling to Yunnan can be difficult as a foreigner especially because of the language barrier. I guess that’s why it took my...
Joseph Pallante

Joseph Pallante

Hey there! I’m Joe (the one on the right). I’m an avid traveler, teacher, reader, and writer. I currently live in Hanoi, Vietnam and work as a part-time English teacher and web designer. Before, I used to live in Shanghai for around 4 years, learning Chinese Mandarin, teaching and working on startup projects. If I’m not riding my trusty motorbike through crazy traffic you can find me at a local cafe working on sites, editing, proofreading or writing content. Joenroute.com is mainly a place where I write about my experiences in cities and countries that I’ve been too, as well as my life as an English teacher. Feel free to get in touch!

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Laos – Motorbiking the Northern Loop

Videos and snapshots from a month-long, 3,000+ kilometer motorbike ride through the northern loop of Laos and across the border into Vietnam. Northern Loop Route: Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang - Nong Khiaw - Viangthong - Phonsavan - Phoukhoun Vang Vieng - Joy...

Hanoi Traffic

Hanoi Traffic 22 MAY, 2018 Getting around town is crazy intense. Criss-crossing, zig-zagging, every which way you can imagine, a chaotic scene for someone observing the traffic here for the first time, but in reality it's a synchronized, skillful, know what you’re...

Manh Nu Floating Homestay – Lan Ha Bay

Manh Nu Floating Homestay - Lan Ha Bay 15 MAY, 2018 Florian, Ming, Bella and I arrived in Cat Ba after taking the scenic route to the island. We first took the train from Gia Lam station for about 2 hours to Haiphong City. At the station, we got suckered into...

Cat Ba Island

TRAVEL Cat Ba Island Getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is super convenient. We were able to catch a train from Long Bien station and rode about 2.5 hours into Haiphong City. We spent the night in the city and caught the ferry from the pier the next morning. The...

A Little Bit of Miscommunication

LANGUAGE A Little Bit of Miscommunication I’m reminded of this one time I was in a small town called Moganshan outside of Hangzhou. I went with the family of a little girl named Cici that I had been tutoring my first year in Shanghai. We took a road trip with their...

Sh*t My Students Say

TEACHING ENGLISH Sh*t My Students Say I tutored a little 1st-grade Chinese girl for a year in Shanghai. She went to a nice bilingual school and I helped her with her homework in the evenings. One night, her homework was to learn the words “something” and “nothing”....

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