Getting ready to say goodbye to Vietnam. While I still have lots of photos and videos to upload and blogs to post, I wanted to jot down a list of things I will miss/never forget about Vietnam – in no order of importance: I will miss paying 60 cents for a Banh Mi Sandwich. I
Saw a play in Saigon tonight with my Cousin Duc and his wife Phoung. It was called “O Sin” which means “The Servant.” There are some interesting differences between the theatre I saw in Saigon tonight and theatre in America. As we sat waiting for the show to begin, I felt somewhat naked. Why do
The Trung Sisters are two legendary heroines of Vietnam who fought to liberate the country from centuries of Chinese rule. Trung Trac and Trung Nhi were their names.Each year in Phan Rang, a small seaside town in South Central Vietnam, a parade is held in observance of the Trung Sisters. The local high school is
Today we visited my grandfather’s grave, which is in a cemetery in Phan Ri – about 4 hrs from Saigon. It was a small cemetery – about 10-12 tombstones and a large placque which had a bunch of Nguyens listed. I quickly realized this little cemetery actually belongs to our family. All the Nguyens are buried
How I spent my birthday – Kayaking in Halong Bay!