Monthly Archives: September 2010

Getting settled in my Vietnamese ways…

Finally had a breath to kick back and relax!  I’m officially TESOL certified and out in the world looking for a teaching job in Saigon!  It’s hard to believe that just a couple of months ago I was the student … Continue reading

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Hidden Alleys and Bowls of Noodles

I’m on to my second week in Saigon and starting to feel more and more at home– I have an apartment (well actually an entire townhouse),  I’m job hunting, and am already finding my favorite nooks and crannies in Saigon’s … Continue reading

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Finding peace in Saigon through the man with the maggots?

Xin Loi (sorry!) – No pictures today!  I’ve had no time to take any with this whole being a “grown up” thing and having lesson plans to prepare and students to enlighten (HA) –  but hopefully I will go on … Continue reading

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lesson one: A huge city trapped in a little box.

After an extremely relaxing weekend on the coast of Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand and then 13 straight hours on a bus, I have finally arrived in Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon.  The hustle and bustle of Saigon … Continue reading

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“Whoever says happiness comes with sunshine has never danced in the rain”

This past weekend I journeyed about 7 hours north to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to go see the temples of Angkor Wat, one of the man made wonders of the world.  These temples are so incredibly old and literally took my … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Buddhism?

Pictures like this one project many images Buddhism as a break from other conditional Western religions.  There are no pedophile priests or angry cults in Buddhism projected on CNN every night.  Rather, many people see Buddhism as a religion and … Continue reading

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