Monday, January 17, 2011

The buzz at night

The buzz at night
Just a fun disclaimer, this is a fairly photo-heavy post. Last night after our first day of classes, we went out into Saigon to celebrate one of our Vietnamese roommate's birthdays. My Canon Rebel XT digital SLR tagged along to capture the evening life throughout the city. The buzzing around of motorbikes, honkin…

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Tôi là một sinh viên

Tôi là một sinh viên
Today was my first day of classes at Trường Đại học Khoa học Xã hội và Nhân văn, Vietnam's national University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. Yes, I have yet to learn how to pronounce that correctly. I'll get there I'm sure. This Monday morning's wakeup call came unexpectedly a…

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Welcome to Saigon

Welcome to Saigon
After a morning layover in Hong Kong, I boarded an 8:50am Cathay Pacific airlines flight, this time a Boeing 767 that would fly south the next 2-3 hours to Vietnam's largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, or what most Vietnamese still call Saigon. As I was sitting on the plane, I became increasingly more nervous a…

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The redeye to Hong Kong

The redeye to Hong Kong
My flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong was a lot longer than I had expected, but per usual, I made the best out of it. I still cannot get over how big a Boeing 747 really is. Whenever I was bored on the 14 something hour flight across the Pacific, I would get up and walk around the airplane. Just fascinating. I…

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