Monthly Archives: January 2015

Birds in the Park

Early Sunday morning we took a bus to Tao Dan Park at 7am to see the birds. When we got there the park was full of people exercising everywhere.  We then ran into hundreds of children dressed in scout uniforms with tents and many flags. It was quite a lively crowd. The people really love … Continue reading →

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Welcoming new U.S Ambassador to Vietnam

  Bob and I went to the English mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral on Sunday and met the new US Ambassador to Vietnam. His name is Ted Osius (grey hair) and he has just arrived in Vietnam. I like him already because he is openly gay and has brought his partner Clayton Bond and adopted son with him. … Continue reading →

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Phu Quoc Island

We took advantage of the New Year break and took a 30 minute flight to Phu Quoc Island in Southwest Viet Nam near Cambodia. A small island with quiet beaches, it reminds me of the Caribbean 40 years ago, but it is developing fast. We got nervous when we saw the road leading to our … Continue reading →

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Vietnamese Wedding

We were pleased to get invited to a wedding of one of the young woman in my department at the University. The wedding was held in one of the costal provinces several hours from Ho Chi Minh City. We arrived on Friday night and stayed in a local guest house. When she invited me she said that … Continue reading →

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Visit from Huyen

Huyen came to visit for 5 days and we got to go camping at a park located 2 hours from HCMC. We went with a group of 24 people from our international group representing 9 different counties. The tents were already set up so it was luxury camping! The park had beautiful trails and waterfalls. On Sunday it was … Continue reading →

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