Travel Stories from an Asian Man #10

Links to stories #1, #2, #3, #4#5#6#7#8, and #9.

This story is from a while ago now, but I spent a little bit of time in Berlin with a Vietnamese American friend. This story comes from one night at a reasonably nice restaurant.

Waiter: “Where are the two of you from?”
Us: “America.”
Waiter: “Where are you really from?”
Us: “Well, our parents are from Taiwan and Vietnam respectively.”
Waiter: “Ugh, Vietnam. There are too many Vietnamese people in Berlin, and they all open flower shops.”

3 thoughts on “Travel Stories from an Asian Man #10

  1. Mo

    “Yeah, but you don’t look like American. Where are you really from?”
    That’s what I get most of the time.

    From a fellow American with Asian heritage.


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