Category Archives: Vietnam

Returning to Hanoi!!!

This week I will be flying back to Hanoi for another three-week visit to teach at the National Economics University in Hanoi!!  Last time, I spent the weekend in Hong Kong to explore and recover from jet lag.  This time, … Continue reading

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Final Reflections on Vietnam

I have been home over three weeks now and I am gradually recovering from jet lag and settling back into my routine. I thought that I would take a few minutes and summarize my reflections on my big adventure. First, … Continue reading

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Back in the Western Hemisphere!

I returned home Friday evening from my great adventure in Vietnam.  My host, Minh, and her husband took me to the airport to catch a 7:50 PM flight to Hong Kong with a short layover and then a connection on … Continue reading

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End of class celebration

Yesterday was our final exam and several students took us to a nice celebration lunch. Being able to interact informally with the students was one of the highlights of the trip!

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Last Lecture

Today was my final lecture and it was a combined lecture for the two sections. Tomorrow morning is the final exam, followed by a lot of grading! After the class, the students took a number of group photos. What a … Continue reading

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Fresh Pineapple Drink

UPDATE – of course, I knew that it was a coconut, not a pineapple, but thanks to those who corrected me!  🙂 Stopped for a VERY fresh Pineapple drink on the street outside my hotel.

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Monday Dinner

Last night, I was taken on a tour of some of the classic “sidewalk food” spots in the Old Quarter by one of my hosts. We started with dessert – Che choi (banana with coconut milk) and Che Khoi mon … Continue reading

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Saturday

On Saturday, my host Minh, her husband, and their friend Hang took me on a day trip into the countryside outside of Hanoi. First, we visited an ancient village called Duong Lam which has been in existence for over 1000 … Continue reading

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A Section Class

I am teaching two different sections of the class on alternating days. This is the “A” section class.

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My new suit!

I told my hosts that I was interested in having a custom-fit suit made and they directed me to what I’m told is the most famous family of tailors in Hanoi. I go back Wednesday for my second fitting.

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