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Notes from Vietnam – I Miss You

Inspired by fellow friend, blogger, sorority sister, and Teachers for Vietnam alum, Christine Rochelle, I’ve decided to start a segment called Notes from Vietnam which will display the heartfelt letters I receive from the students and people

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Funny Quote from Student

“Please keep in touch and let me know when you finally get married.” -Student

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Education in Vietnam

An old student of mine recently reached out to me requesting I proofread her paper on the importance of education in Vietnam. Some of the statistics listed in her paper surprised me, such as 40% of students

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Top 20 Things I’ll Miss from Vietnam

Since I created a list of the top 20 things I’ll miss from America before I left, I believe it’s only fair that I do the same for Vietnam. In no particular order, here are

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Exercising Around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

Video: Exercising Around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

If you’re up early in the Old French Quarter of Hanoi, make sure you check out people exercising around Hoan Kiem Lake. I thought it was really funny, as you might tell from the few

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Vietnamese Stereotypes About Americans

While working on a chapter about stereotypes with one of my classes, I was curious to find out what they honestly thought about Americans and our culture. Responses varied across the board: some were typical;

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Tortoise Tower in Hanoi, Vietnam

City of Hanoi in Vietnam

In order to take a break from the intolerable heat of Can Tho in Vietnam, my housemate and I decided to fly up north for a few days to the city of Hanoi. Conveniently, there

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Peaceful and Breathtaking Trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, meaning ‘descending dragon’, is a popular tourist attraction located in northern Vietnam. It has over a thousand of those limestone isles and dozens of boats (also known as ‘junks’) located around the Bay.

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Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Architecture, Food and Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ever since I saw the movie Entrapment where Katherine Zeta Jones dangles between the Petronas Twin Towers, I’ve always wanted to visit Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It’s the only thing I wanted to see in

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Video: Buddhist Pagoda in Malacca, Malaysia

While at a Buddhist pagoda in Malacca, Malaysia, we were just in time to see how they conducted a service. Everyone walks around in a circle and chants.