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Vietnam Day 8: Back to Saigon

October 07, 2015

9:58 am – Checking out of the hotel. Even here there is a lot of construction from the boom in tourism. 10:02 am – Ok Vietnam, so you want to play the strange disease game. Too bad I built up an immunity last year. Red dots appearing along left foot. 11:20 am – Flying back […]

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Vietnam Day 7: Day Market in Phu Quoc

October 05, 2015

8:44 am – Breakfast at a fancy pho restaurant aimed towards tourists. Very nice view of the ocean. 9:59 am – Following Toan to a day market in Phu Quoc. They are flying out at 3 pm today, Hai and I are staying through tomorrow (cheaper flight). Looks like it might rain again. 10:17 am […]

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Vietnam Day 6: Touring Phu Quoc

October 04, 2015

8:15 am – We were going to rent a boat for the day, but it is down pouring out, so we are going to Tour via taxi while it rains. 8:45 am – Went to the Long Beach Pearl farm. Similar to certain regions in China, pearl farms are very popular on Phu Quoc. They […]

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Vietnam Day 5: Flying to Phu Quoc

October 04, 2015

8:53 am – There aren’t many fat people here. There are a handful of men and women with slight belly’s but most are either malnourished or average size. Hai pointed out it is due to the small portions they feed for meals at restaurants. Then he asked for a second bowl of Pho. 10:45 am […]

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Vietnam Day 3: Hoi An Day Trip

October 02, 2015

9:30 am – Taking one of the cousin’s scooters down to Hoi An for the day. It is about a 45 minute drive from Da Nang. 9:50 am – The road to Hoi An is jam packed with condo development, beachfront resorts, and a few golf courses. Clearly aimed towards Western tourists, even the billboards […]

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Vietnam Day 2: Flying to Da Nang

September 29, 2015

8:01 am – Still jet lagged and last night’s dinner is not sitting well. Awake since 3:30 am. 9:32 am – Shot back in to Cho Ben Thanh for breakfast. We paid 100,000 dong for two small bowls of Vit (duck) noodle soup – little did we know much better restaurants were around the corner […]

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Vietnam Day 0-1: Arrival and Refreshed

September 28, 2015

Background: Co-worker and friend Hai Nguyen recently planned a trip back to Vietnam with his sister. He invited me along as well about a month before. I was a little hesitant to plan a cross country trip so last minute, but finding a flight on China Southern for only $598 quickly changed my mind. A […]

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China Trip 2013 – Throwback Post

August 27, 2015
in China

In the spring of 2013 I was lucky enough to be invited as a chaperone for a trip to China sponsored by my high school and EF Tours. The trip was two weeks long and brought us through Beijing, Pingxiang, and Shanghai. I went with my brother, old principle, few other faculty, and a group […]

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