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Lang Co Beach is one of my favorite beaches in Vietnam. It’s just a quick trip from Danang or Hoi An. Here are some photos from a November 2015 trip to Lang Co with students. Most were taken shortly after sunrise. To read about getting to Lang Co from Saigon, check out Saigon Getaway:, Read More

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Selection of photos from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Read about my quick getaway to Chiang Mai here. Tweet

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Earlier this year, I headed to Chiang Mai for a two-day conference hosted by Chiang Mai Circle of International Schools (CMCIS). One of my colleagues found out about the workshop, a 2-day intensive focused on ELL scaffolding strategies with Jon Nordmeyer. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to see how schools, Read More

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This weekend my friend Bill invited me to go see his rugby team, the Saigon Geckos, play in the Saigon International Rugby 10s Tournament at the RMIT campus in District 7. I hadn’t gone to any sports events yet here in Saigon, so another friend and I made the jaunt over to D7 (350,000, Read More

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Today marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the victory of the North Vietnamese army. The holiday is also called Victory Day or Liberty Day, however some Vietnamese refer to it as Black April and consider it a day of mourning. The 40-year celebration in Ho Chi Minh City was open, Read More

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This is our air purifier’s pre-filter after approximately 10 months of use in Ho Chi Minh City. When we installed it, the inside boxes were bright white just like the styrofoam. The first year we lived in Vietnam, we did not have an air purifier. I had almost constant sinus infections, and Gabriel developed, Read More

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One of my favorite things to do during Tet is to visit the Spring Flower Festival at Tao Dan Park in central Ho Chi Minh City. This is the third year we’ve stayed in town during Tet. I actually really like it because the weather is cool, the city is less busy, and the, Read More

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My mom and I just spent 6 days in Siem Reap, Cambodia. One of the temples we visited was Ta Prohm; we almost skipped it because we had already had a long, hot morning at Angkor Wat, but I’m glad we made it. Ta Prohm is one of the “big 3” temple visits, along, Read More

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Numerous public transportation options exist for traveling around Pakistan. Budget travelers can take advantage of cheap rates on buses, economy class train tickets and minivans, while those who prefer to travel more comfortably can opt for privately hired vehicles or quick flights between far-flung destinations. 1. Bus Buses connect most cities in Pakistan and, Read More