Before we left, a few of our friends made sure we ate and got the rest of our souvenirs. It was a great goodbye. The flights home were a good time to sleep. Crystal and I made it from LA to Springfield all on our own. We, of course, had our new friends making sure we were okay on the way back. I can honestly say that I wish I hadn't left. Vietnam has changed my perspective on … [Read more...] about Back Home!
Our last full day in Saigon. I took the morning to pack a little bit and get organized. In the afternoon, we visited the United Airlines Country Manager, Joe Mannix. He manages Vietnam and Thailand. He talked a little about the beginning struggles of United going into a foreign country and how they had to adapt their marketing. United is a leader in Asia and they are working on … [Read more...] about Day 12!
We spent a good majority of the day in the van on our way back to Ho Chi Minh City. But when we got back we went with the Troy students to Pho 2000. It was pretty good. I got a compliment on my chopstick skills! But I had the most fun riding around after dinner. The unexpected adventures are the best. … [Read more...] about Day 11!
In the morning we visited the street market. The smell was pretty unbearable. It was hard for me to breath. But it was interesting to see how they sell things. After we got back, we met up with Happy, or Phuc, our tour director. We went to the Fairy Springs, Suoi Tien in Vietnamese. That was a hike! We climbed up a huge thing of red sand. The view was beautiful but geez! On … [Read more...] about Day 10!
AHHH! Before we left Nha Trang, my first time on a real beach in the actual ocean! Even though I am sunburnt, I had so much fun! The girls and I swam in the ocean for a long time! We taught Crystal how to float on her back because she doesn't know how to swim. But I am so proud of her for trying! Later we built a sand castle and added the four holy animals of Vietnam. After … [Read more...] about Day 9!