Category Archives: Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

Agent Orange Relay

On Friday, our school hosted an Agent Orange Relay event in order for the students to raise money for victims of Agent Orange. After some opening songs and dances by the Socialist Youth Party,  the kids were anxious to get … Continue reading

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Dressing in Style

The Vietnamese women have a unique clothing style. They wear a pajama-type ensemble that includes a matching top and bottom. These pajama clothes come in all imagined colors and patterns. From what we understand, the more traditional, married women and … Continue reading

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Juxtapositions

Most of the things that happen here in Vietnam that we don’t understand, we chalk up to cultural differences. For example, how ridiculously loud everything is. From music in stores to stage performances, you are almost guaranteed to pop an … Continue reading

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Big Changes

In one year, Rob and I will have visited 7 countries, immersed ourselves in a completely different culture, worked in administration-related positions, and saved a bit of money. Though our initial plan was to stay in Vietnam for two years, … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping

When we moved to Vietnam one of our many concerns was grocery shopping.  Again, like our apartment we had many ideas of what shopping was going to look like. The best: you shop in a small corner market. The worst: … Continue reading

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Lasik in Vietnam!

I have been wearing glasses, well, for as long as I can remember.  What I can remember is when I was in seventh grade I  got contacts.  Not anymore. No more glasses, cases, contacts, or solutions.  I still cannot believe … Continue reading

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The Good Things About Vietnam!

So we have lived here now for five months.  (Time flies!) This has given us plenty of time to become accustomed to Vietnam culture and how life moves here.  We miss plenty from the states, but we wanted to create … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We have a lot to be thankful for this turkey day, but we are very thankful to have each other as well as our family and friends support in all of our crazy adventures. We are also thankful that this … Continue reading

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Potty Talk

Between working at a school with over 200 Vietnamese staff members and all the traveling we have done, our butts have been in a lot of bathrooms. We have started to notice some…different…behaviors than what we are used to. Following … Continue reading

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Straight Edge

This was my second haircut in Vietnam.  I found a place that I like on Bui Vien in the backpackers district.  They will cut my hair for 40,000vnd or $2, not a bad deal and they do a really nice … Continue reading

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