Chuck Theusch, Builder of Libraries March 12th 2006 In 1992 I went on a “Save the Cranes Expedition” to Vietnam. It was a life-changing event for me. Our mission was to help with the research on the viability of setting up a nature reserve to save the tallest flying bird in the world, the Eastern Sarus Crane. This six foot tall bird was thought to be extinct but had shown up in what was left of the Plain of Reeds near the Cambodian border.
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Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
This is my 12 visit to Vietnam
My current mission in Vietnam is going to the home villages of all my neices and nephews that have helped me in Vietnam
In 2005 I biked from Hanoi to Saigon. Probably the greatest trip I ever experienced.
I look forward to returning to Vietnam and enjoying the people and land of Vietnam.
I will be staying with my former Rotary Exchange Student Trang and her husband Huan and daughter Sarah.
I keep a bike at Trang's house and will be biking around Saigon on short trips.
The cover photo is me biking the Red River Islands near Hanoi.... full info