Articles by: My Travel Info

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Swan Song

Despite Tay Ninh having Vietnam’s first international tennis championship, it’s not what you’d call “cosmopolitan”.  Eating here has been more of an “experience” than it was in the other two  cities.  Last night, Leslie and I thought that we’d try our luck at the VinComm Centre – the local mall.  […]

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Entering the Malaria Area

Entering the Malaria Area

So, on Monday we bid farewell to beautiful, cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC or Saigon) and drove for 3 hours to Tay Ninh in the heart of the malaria area.  Say that a bunch of times fast!  Although we feel a million miles away, we are 88 km from […]

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Saigon, How I Love Thee

Saigon, How I Love Thee

Saigon is a city I love. It is distinctly Asian, yet is cosmopolitan and has a big, buzzy vibe. After 3 weeks living in Saigon last year, I was so excited to show the city to Frank and Alex and this year I was equally thrilled to show Dee the […]

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Parting is such sweet sorrow

Hanoi was a rush and a blur. Hard to believe we are half way through our gig. We loved Hanoi with it’s chaos and charm. And, as we head off to Saigon, wanted to share some pictures that made us smile, made us go yuck or made us laugh.

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Special Guest Post

And now for something completely different… The first part of our adventure was all about getting the lay of the land. I needed to learn how to cross the street without getting killed -or even bumped into by scooters whose top speed generally doesn’t seem to get above 30 km/h, […]

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Left, Right, Left, Right… March

It has been a couple of crazy, busy days here in Hanoi. Monday started with a meeting with Toan, the Director of VNAH (Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped). He gave us our marching orders – convince the Ministry of Health to expand OT and SLP services to benefit millions of […]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Well, I guess if you don’t want your picture taken, then don’t wear pyjamas outside! But, I digress… “winter” is just beginning here in Hanoi. Today was a steamy 29 degrees! Although, it is supposed to drop to 22 by week end. Out and about today we saw people wearing […]

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Dancing in the Streets

So, trip over is complete. Started with high excitement as we saw the Ti Cat cheer gals at Pearson, heading to Cow Town. And, we made it here despite the helpful signage from Air Canada… Only challenge was that I was flying with the start of a wicked head cold. […]

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Việt Nam, Vietnam            Take Two, Take 2

Việt Nam, Vietnam Take Two, Take 2

Well, Vietnam’s charms have taken hold… I was not expecting to return so soon. After our particularly difficult winter here in Burlington, when I was asked to return I said “no”. Then I said “no” again. Third time I added “no” for good measure. Now, my ticket is booked! So, […]

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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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