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Eastern Medicine

Another cool activity on the trip was visiting a doctor of Eastern Medicine (also known as “Chinese Medicine” or “Oriental Medicine”). She demonstrated a few techniques on her assistant, including cupping. Notice the flaming wick in the doctor’s left hand … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

No trip to Hanoi would be complete without a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and the nearby Ho Chi Minh Museum. Photos are strictly prohibited in the mausoleum itself. In fact, the security to get into the mausoleum is … Continue reading

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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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