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Southeast Asia Reading List

Southeast Asia Reading List When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him The Elephant’s Bathtub: Wonder Tales from the Far East by Frances Carpenter The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family […]

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh was so different than Hanoi.  It was more modern and fast paced.  We explored the city on foot during the day and at night took a motorbike food tour.  Our guides were young college girls who spoke great English.  They told us about their lives and showed us around the city in […]

Hanoi Photo Diary

      Ladies sitting by their shop, and Kanya ordering a banh mi with the ever-present hot sauce in the foreground.           We saw a lot of things on motorcycles.

Ninh Binh Itinerary

Ninh Binh was my favorite part of Vietnam.  We took the train there from Hanoi (it takes about two hours) around sunset, and as we sped by the little villages we could see little glimpses of everyone going about their evening.  The train tracks go right through the middle of everything.  We could see people […]