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So Long Vietnam

July 4th 2014
We've been trying to upload this Vietnam wrap-up post for weeks but it's been hard to come up with a cohesive narrative about the past four months. Two days before our scheduled flight to the Philippines we received an email from Vietnam Airlines informing us that the leg from Đà Nẵng to Saigon (HCMC) had been pushed by over an hour, which would make it impossible for us to make the connection ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag 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
4th July 2014

Reveling in the present
Loved that you two stayed in Hoi An long enough to meet neighbors, make friends, and see a rice cycle. So wise too, to try to understand and adopt a rather Buddhist, accepting attitude toward things that are so different--those crazy (or at least different from our) roads, creepy crawlies and weird (for us) foods and dog eating. And oh, to have that mellow, Vietnamese driving approach to life--what a gift!

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