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These Are Uncertain Times.
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These Are Uncertain Times.

Last year, we went to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat. It was on the way to Vietnam…the ruins of a civilization in Siem Reap that’s gone now. It was around this time last year that we were watching people zip through the city on tuk-tuks as we trekked a narrow dirt path to the site. Every night, when the sun went down in Cambodia, everything would turn a warm peachy hue and the hot and sweaty desperation of ...
The-Fatness-of-the-Ass in Vietnam and Beyond — By Jennifer Shipp
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The-Fatness-of-the-Ass in Vietnam and Beyond — By Jennifer Shipp



As we’ve traveled through Southeast Asia, I keep trying to ignore it, but it’s everywhere:THE VIETNAM WAR.Our first conversation about it with a Vietnamese person, took place when a Vietnamese man at My Son, near Hoi An and Da Nang (once the DMZ) turned around in the little tourist shuttle bus and asked us where we were from.

John said, “The United ...
On Being Greedy with Our Heaven — By Jennifer Shipp
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On Being Greedy with Our Heaven — By Jennifer Shipp

Today is our last day in Southeast Asia. We’re in a 7th floor apartment in Hanoi overlooking the city. The voices of kids playing at a school nearby floats in the air at a constant irritating pitch. There’s a comfortable leather couch in our vacation rental and we have enough tomatoes and potatoes to get us through lunch and dinner tomorrow. So we’re staying in today. We’ve had enough of everywhere except ...
Palm-Sized Storms and Precious Gems — By Jennifer Shipp
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Palm-Sized Storms and Precious Gems — By Jennifer Shipp

In a few days, we’ll pack up and fly to Bangkok, Thailand for our first-ever look at Southeast Asia. With our Arabic classes finished, we’re trying to reset now and ready ourselves for a completely different adventure in a new time zone and a new climate.

I packed up the warm-weather clothes today so that I could resurrect them again easily when it’s time to go back to the states. I’m ...
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