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Gangnam Style

This song and dance has been around since we moved here. It has been getting more and more popular and our kids absolutely love it. We relate it to the macarena. We will never understand.

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Minnesota love in Vietnam

One of my 6th grade students has family living in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He went back to visit with them a few weeks ago.  Being from Minnesota, when he got back, I asked him what he had done while he … Continue reading

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It Stopped Raining!

It used to rain every day. Some days, all day. Big, fat, torrential rain. Rain that would flood the streets. The days were wet, depressing, and you had to wear slickers to get anywhere. Then, it stopped. The faucet was … Continue reading

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Internet Issues

We want to apologize for the delay in posting. We have not had internet in our apartment for about a week. Apparently the elevator in our building shakes the internet wires loose occasionally. Oh, Vietnam.

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The things we miss list #1

So we have only been here a little over one month, and are starting to miss certain items from home.  After two cups of wine (not glasses, that is not Ho Chi Minh Style) we started in on another list … Continue reading

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A Childhood Dream Come True

My Täti Tiina tells this story about me as a little girl from when she was my family’s beloved Au Pair. I was trying to avoid folding the clothes in my drawer into neat rows. Tiina was not about to let … Continue reading

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Home sweet home!!

We have been here three weeks, and are finally starting to feel settled in.  Getting into our daily routines, and finding our way around the city has been a great adventure so far.  Having been asked by many people to … Continue reading

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Staying True To Our Blog Name

We knew we were going to be tall over here. I guess I didn’t realize how tall. At least once a day someone comments on either Rob’s, or my, “extreme” height. Typically this is done by a Vietnamese local who … Continue reading

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Meat and Potatoes

Thinking back… last week at this time I was running around my parents’ house making sure that I had everything I needed for the next two years of my life.  With the flight scheduled to fly out at 4pm everything … Continue reading

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Happy Hours, Hikes and Haboobs Farewell

Our friends, No one can appreciate our feelings of sadness at our leaving.  To this place, and the kindness of all our friends, we owe a whole lot.  We have lived here five years.  This place has seen us grow … Continue reading

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