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Hue

Hi Everybody! So, we are officially in Hue now!  Hue is located in central Vietnam, and the temperature is much more moderate here.  That is, its about 80 degrees here instead of in the 90′s.  But we got to the city around 5:00 this evening.  Driving through it, it seemed much more relaxed than Saigon.  [...]

So long Saigon; Hue here we come!

Hello! This past weekend was spent traveling to the Mekong Delta. Words cannot even describe what I saw and experienced. The weather was perfect (high 80s) and we were able to take a boat ride up and down the river. We saw the floating markets, where all of this fresh produce is sold. We also [...]

Some more adventures in HCMC

It has been a busy couple of days since my last post. In only three days Vietnam has already completely exceeded my expectations. On our first full day we headed to the Presidential Palace. We were able to tour the building and see a lot of rooms where important people met during the war. I [...]

“Augustana College Welcome to Vietnam”

Hey Everyone! It is finally here the first big post from Vietnam. We finally got in to the hotel last night around 5 am after some more than minor delays at the airport. We were initially scheduled to depart around noon, so we boarded plane just after 11:30 and got settled. After waiting on the [...]

Destination: HCMC

Well, after a day and a half of traveling our group has finally arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! We all arrived at O’Hare nervous and ready to board our 12:20 flight to Hong Kong. After sitting on the plane for two hours, however, we were informed that not only was a tire broken, the [...]

Bags are packed…ready to go?

So it is finally here, the big night before departure post! Like most Vietnam Term students I am oscilating back and forth between nervous and excited. I have checked my bag for the third time now, even re-weighed and remeasured to make sure I was within in restrictions. So, am I prepared? Technically – yes, [...]

Goodbye Augustana!

Well here I am, two days before my long-awaited departure to Vietnam! I really don’t know how I am feeling right now. It almost feels unreal that in under 72 hours I will be in Ho Chi Minh City with the rest of my class. When I think about the trip itself I am extremely [...]