Articles by: My Travel Info

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Later Alligator

Have squeezed in a fair bit of sight seeing over my time in Saigon.  Went to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum to learn about… Uncle Ho (nice name) who was a Leninist and revolutionary who was Prime Minister and President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.  He passed away […]

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Winners

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R and R

A full week of teaching finished. By Friday I was bagged. Great students this week. We had fun! They literally threw a party on the Friday with so many local treats to try. My favourite was pieces of ripe mango dipped in a chili lime spice. Yum!  Every night I have been eating with […]

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Teaching

Four days into my teaching gig and they haven’t pelted me with rotten fruit yet, so must be going ok.  Last week I taught 26 doctors from 2 rural provinces at an Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital.  This week I have 30 rehab technicians (assistants) from the same rural provinces and […]

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Ding Dong

Money in Vietnam is the Dong with the subunit being the Ding.  It’s great as you get to ask how may ding dongs for the item you wish to purchase.  Ok, made up the Ding part but the Dongs are real.  However, 1 Canadian dollar equals 17, 600 Dong so […]

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Things I think

I really like the man that runs the restaurant in this hotel. Something about him – he just looks friendly. I have learned the Vietnamese for thank you (sounds like “cam uh”). I always thank him as I leave, as not many people seem to do that. I feel sheepish […]

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Get Ready Get Set

Get Ready Get Set  Yesterday, I was looking for a spot to have coffee before heading up to the hospital to go over the training materials. Also, wanted to check out a certain store. So, on the way to the store I went by the coffee shop and noticed the […]

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Fight or Flight

Today I was given time to work on my lectures. I was given some feedback at our initial meeting, so had opportunity to make some changes before I start lecturing to my first group of 26 doctors on Thursday. Occupational Therapy is kind of new here and they are training […]

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A Busy Day

Here was my agenda for today: Buy Deodorant Yup, had a packed day.  Can’t believe I forgot my deodorant when coming to a steamy, hot country.  And, with no SIM card yet, I had to rely on a paper map for the entire day.  I certainly impressed myself – found […]

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Bibimbap Airline Food

Bibimbap Airline Food

First flight was really, really long. Think 13 1/2 hours. Luckily I was seated by a nice, small Philippino woman! Even flying in Economy felt like a deluxe experience on this airline. Loved the treat bag and the food was pretty good. They even handed out an instruction card for […]

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