The Reunification Express Train From Hanoi to Saigon & Going Home

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Our trip from Hanoi was a good one albeit long and arduous. We decided to take the train called the Reunification Express, which cost nearly the same as flights, yet more costly after you factor in hotels and food. The train was a 4 berth sleeper train with sleeping pads reminiscent of my days in jail […]

Teaching In Hanoi, Vietnam – Growing City, Talent Shows and Christmas Break

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We passed our one year on-the-road mark in November.  A lot has happened while teaching in Hanoi, and we are plugging along, meeting our goals, and generally enjoying life. School is a stressful atmosphere. Some days we love teaching. Some days we do not. It’s a roller-coaster career with ups and downs just like any job I suppose. […]

Teaching English In Hanoi – The Average Day In An International School In Vietnam

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I remember the 4th grade Vietnam is a strange place sometimes, however Shelly and I were determined to make teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam work.  My most memorable year in early childhood schooling, was the 4th grade.  My teacher was Mrs. VanTine. She was a hottie from what I can remember. Although I really wasn’t “into […]

Saying Goodbye To Hanoi, Food, and Friends - A Bittersweet Exit

Saying Goodbye To Hanoi Food and Friends – A Bittersweet Exit

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Tomorrow morning we leave for our motorbike tour of Southeast Asia. We hear great things from just about everyone who has done it, or wished they had. We have procured our Laotian visas and are packed and ready to go. We spent much longer in Hanoi that originally planned with no regrets. We have said […]