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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Plans for the Rest of the Year

My time in Bien Hoa, Vietnam is coming to an end. I will be here for another two weeks before I head off to see the rest of the country as a tourist.

It has been quite an experience! I've learned a lot about living in Vietnam, & about myself. Most importantly, I learned first-hand what culture shock is & how I react to it. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to live here.

As for the rest of the year, I've got a banner line-up. Here's a snapshot:

  • [Nov 20-Dec 1] Travel with Michael I. to Angkor Wat, Saigon, & Hanoi
  • [Dec 2-Dec 21] Travel solo from Hanoi to Saigon, stopping along the way for a few days at a time
  • [Dec 22-27] See the sights in & around Saigon with my brother & sister-in-law
  • [Jan 2010] Move to Shanghai, China to start my new job teaching English there

I'm so excited to start the next stage of my journey!


Steve Skinner said...

Happy trails! I look forward to updates from the road.

Sunny said...

I'm so happy for you. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Will you be able to use your Mandarin there? How long will you be there? I must admit when I read the post I was upset that you would not be coming back immediately, but then I realized that once a long time ago I left my home to go on a 6 month contract... that was 11 years ago and I haven't been back yet. I've just kept going from there and it's been quite a journey that has taken me all over the country. I wish you all the best. I know this is what you've been wanting to do for a long time! I do miss you my friend!

Nancy Lewis said...

I'm hoping to be able to use & improve on my Mandarin while I'm living in Shanghai. A year seems like a long time, but it's really not that long in the grand scheme of things. Maybe by the end of it, I can come back to the US - maybe for a visit, maybe to stay. We'll just have to wait & see :)