I spent quite a bit of time in this park, writing, watching the kids play badminton and skateboard, and talking to college students who wanted to practice their English.
I actually left Vietnam on Saturday the 11th, but haven't had time to get to a computer until now. My last impressions of Vietnam were of the city of Saigon. It is a huge, busy place, not really my style. It was interesting, but I was happy to leave when I did. It was very relaxing and even a relief to cross the border back in to Calm Cambodia. In retrospect I should have gone straight from Saigon up to Dalat, which is a small mountain town with waterfalls and hikes all around it. Instead I did the tourist thing in and around the city with my little trip out into the Mekong Delta. I'll have to save Dalat for next time. I met very intersting people on my tourist trails - including two Basques who had heard of Boise! The trip was well worth it and I"m glad I had the opportunity to see even a little bit of Vietnam. Last note: one of my favorite images of Vietnam is a lavender purple tractor that I saw on a small island in the Mekong Delta.
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info