We visited two tombs today. Tu Doc and Khai Dinh. The tombs were very different. Khai Dinh's tomb covered a small area and was very gray. His tomb was very French inspired. Tu Doc's tomb was not just a tomb because he was alive when it was finished. There were areas on the property for Tu Doc to go and relax. The tomb was more of a traditional Vietnamese tomb. Ms. Pham is a … [Read more...] about Day 7!
This morning, I awoke early to hug Kristina bye and wish her luck on her other adventures in Asia. I'm glad she is continuing her travels. Asia has a lot unique cultures and plenty to see and do. Ms. Pham, Chance, Brenna, Tom, Mai, and myself left for the airport around 2:30 pm. I thought it was so sweet and touching that a Troy student drove his scooter to the airport … [Read more...] about Day 13: Leaving
At 1pm, we met with the manager for United Airlines for both Thailand and Vietnam. He informed us that when doing business in different countries, culture needs to be taken into consideration. For example, United Airlines adapts their food menus (like including rice) in order to better meet taste preferences for flights in Asia. United Airlines continues to be a strong … [Read more...] about Day 12: Saigon-Business Trip with United Airlines
This morning, we packed our luggage and took the mini bus back to Saigon. After checking into the hotel and relaxing a little bit, we ate at Pho 2000 with the Troy students from STU. It was definitely tasty. I was surprised to see a picture of Bill Clinton with the Pho 2000 staff on the wall of the restaurant. I thought that was really neat that he ate at that restaurant. … [Read more...] about Day 11: Back to Saigon
Today was our last full day in Saigon, and it was my birthday! It was a great day. We had the morning free so I met up with a fellow Springfield friend who was in Saigon to visit his family. We went with his aunt to have breakfast and coffee. She treated us to the meal because she owns the restaurant we were at. Our next stop was for me to finish souvenir shopping so we … [Read more...] about Twelfth day: Last day in Saigon