Last Day in Vietnam

Today was the last day in Vietnam and you could tell that everyone, including the UEF students and teachers were upset. For our last day, we all met in a gym and played sports against the UEF students. Although they put up a hard battle, I think we won most of the games. It was…

Day 11- require topic #3

Day 11 in Ho Chi Minh! A little bit of an upsetting day because I was not feeling well and could not go to the sight visits. I stayed in but I was pretty productive! I packed because sadly enough, we are leaving tomorrow. I also went to a very nice lunch Moriah. It was…

Day 10- site visits- require topic #4

Xin Chao! Day 10 in Ho Chi Minh City and loving every second of it! We had pretty good luck with the weather the whole entire trip so far but today took a turn for the worse. As we were in the Reunification Palace watching a documentary, we were startled by the sound of pouring…

Day 9-Site visits

Day 9 in Ho Chi Minh City! In the morning, we went out to a coffee shop very close to the hotel because we had some extra time before we were meeting. The. Coffee. Here. Is. So. Much. Better. It’s a lot stronger than your normal starbucks coffee in the States, which makes the coffee…

Day 8- Ben Thanh Market

Hello again from Ho Chi Minh City! Today we went to a market where we could barter for different souvenir items. As I walked around this huge market, the vendors were stuffing items in my face and asking me how much I wanted to pay for it. The market was very unique, it was overcrowded…

Day 7- Cu Chi tunnels- require topic #7

Day 7 of our trip! Today we went to the Cu Chi tunnels and a Vietnam War cemetery. Right when we walked off the bus for the Cu Chi tunnels, I was overwhelmed with the heat and the humidity. I realized then that the soldiers in the war must have been very uncomfortable wearing their…

Day 6- Mekong Delta- Required Topic #6

Today was another great day! It seems like every day keeps getting better and better. First we took the bus to a snake farm, which I absolutely hated. More than anything. The one thing I hate the most is snakes so that farm was not too fun. They did have fun little hanging monkeys though…

Day 5- Consulate- Required topic #1

Day 5 in Ho Chi Minh City and I never want to leave! All in all, today was a very fun and informative day. After we had our guest lecture talk about the culture in Vietnam (which was very exciting) and our language class, we went to the American Consulate. After hearing people talk about…

Day 4- Vung Tao- required topic #5

Xin Chao! Today was probably one of the most memorable days on the trip so far. We traveled to Vung Tao where we climbed 847 steps to see Jesus Christ. Going into it I thought that 847 steps would be no hard task but, as I climbed the first portion of it and was already…

Day 3- Glass Egg- required topic #2

Day three in Ho Chi Minh City! It feels like I have been here for at least a week but its only been less than three days! On the schedule today was a lecture on the Mekong Delta and then we had another Vietnamese language class afterwards where we learned how to bargain at the…

5/10/2016

Day two in Ho Chi Minh City! Today was a long and very hot day again. We started off by having a lecture on architectural heritage. It was very interesting to learn about how they constructed different areas throughout Vietnam and the similarities between different constructions throughout the centuries. After the lecture, we had another…

5/9/2016

Hello from Ho Chi Minh City! We finally arrived here early this morning and to be honest, I haven’t gotten much sleep. I’m running on adrenaline right now and I probably will be for the next two weeks that we are here. We woke up super early today to the very hot and humid weather….