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Hanoi Travel: What Vietnamese Sounds Like If You Don’t Speak Vietnamese
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Hanoi Travel: What Vietnamese Sounds Like If You Don’t Speak Vietnamese

One day while we were staying in during our visit to Hanoi in 2016, we dealt with loud announcements being made from right outside our vacation rental window by a woman speaking Vietnamese. In this video, Jennifer demonstrates her perception of how the Vietnamese language sounds without knowing any of it. Although the talking over the loudspeaker and the screaming of the kids from the school next door got ...
Hanoi Travel: School in Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi Travel: School in Hanoi, Vietnam

Right outside our vacation rental apartment in Hanoi was a Vietnamese school. This video documents some of our experience being right next to the school (it sounded like this the entire day). There were announcements made over a loudspeaker when there wasn't noise being made by the school kids, so the noise was constant. We decided that education in Vietnam must be quite a bit different from that in the ...
Hoi An Vietnam Travel: Vietnamese Dancers at My Son Champa Ruins
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Hoi An Vietnam Travel: Vietnamese Dancers at My Son Champa Ruins

We visited Vietnam in early 2016. We flew into Da Nang, and then stayed two nights in the nearby city of Hoi An. From Hoi An, we travelled to the My Son ruins where the remains of a Hindu temple complex stand partially destroyed from a US bombing that took place during the Vietnam War. In this video, we watch some traditional Vietnamese dancers perform right outside the My Son ruins.Related ...
Tourism in Vietnam: Bobble Head Dog Rides through the Countryside
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Tourism in Vietnam: Bobble Head Dog Rides through the Countryside

Jennifer says that everything about Vietnam (including this bobble head dog on the dashboard of a taxi driver's car in Hoi An) reminded her somehow of her Grandma. Vietnam was an interesting place to visit, and very different from what we expected.Related Posts:Hanoi Travel: School in Hanoi, Vietnam (video)Hanoi Travel: What Vietnamese Sounds Like If You Don't Speak Vietnamese (video)Hoi An ...
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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 ...
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