Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hanoi Food

This guy was making me a doner kebab sandwich. Pretty good–some kind of roasted pork, cabbage, and a tangy white dressing. Then they toast it on a little panini press/George Foreman grill. One of my favorite foods in Vietnam is … Continue reading

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More Hanoi Sights

More photos from our week in Hanoi: Here is Liz buying her favorite food–banh mi. She probably broke the record for most “banh mi khong” (just the bread, not the sandwich) eaten in a week. She was also a big … Continue reading

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The Temple of Literature

Although it wasn’t part of the official program, a few of us took a short trip to the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu in Vietnamese). Just to give a sense of Vietnam’s long history, Van Mieu was founded about 1000 … Continue reading

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Hanoi sights

After about a week in the south we flew up to Hanoi for the second half of our trip. One of the first things I noticed was the temperature. It was probably about 50 degrees and damp when we arrived. … Continue reading

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Heading home

In about an hour we’ll hop a bus to the airport. I don’t want to think about the 30 hour voyage that lies ahead, so instead I’ll post a picture of the students from our recent trip to Halong Bay. … Continue reading

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Karaoke

In Ho Chi Minh City we sang karaoke with our Vietnamese roommates. As we were getting ready to leave I picked this for our last song. I thought it would be a hit with the St. A’s kids; little did … Continue reading

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More from the market in Vinh Long

Bowls upon bowls of rice. Chickens. Our guide was Thu, a Vinh Long native. She was very funny and quite forthright. We came across a stall selling snakes but no one was standing nearby. She went right up, opened the … Continue reading

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