Category: Vietnam

Xin Cao!   It has been a while since I wrote something here and since last time much has happened. The course in Hoi An sadly has ended and we have all gone to different places around the world. Still, we are not quite done yet, as we do have to finish our Home Exam

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Time traveling to the Kingdom of Champa After a week full of lectures and reading, it always helps to go somewhere to relax and then come back fresh-minded for the next week. Hoi An itself is a city so generous in its offerings of what to do. This however should not hold us off from

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The changes were subtle: First the heat became less relentless. Then in the markets there appeared new, colorful, “weird-looking” items. And on the streets’ sides grew small impromptu shops selling cakes of various types and sizes. No one noticed at first. But then came the drums, the noises from which became increasingly hard to ignore.

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Xin chào! We are currently in our 5th week of studying in Vietnam and I can’t believe how time has gone by so fast. From being 58 total strangers and uncertain about what this wonderful country would bring us, we have gone through 4 full weeks of lectures, 1 field trip, explored the city of

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In the middle of all the work with the group paper that we all are doing it is important to find time to relax and explore the many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the area that we are in. One of the more spectacular areas is My Son. This is a place filled with ruins

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Hoi An is a wonderful place for its old houses and beautiful river, but it also has a lot to offer when it comes to food and drinks, specially coffee. Hoi An Old-Town is filled with coffee shops on every corner. There are places on the rooftops where you could get a good view of

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The long weekend is a unique opportunity for us students to explore some of Vietnams wonders outside of Hoi An, while at the same time allowing for a break between intensive study periods. Me and a friend from the course spent the three days going north, first to the old capital of Hue, then further

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The whole class vent on a field trip to a Katu Village! Katu is a ethic minority in Vietnam and this is a village that hosts tourists to see how life is in rural Vietnam. The trip to the village took about four hours over blue rivers and green hills. We did fieldwork in the

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We have been studying in Hoi An for a month already, the days fly by so fast. This town is filled with great food, happy people and beautiful scenery. It’s quite a small place and walking around is easy. Our usual day is getting up to the sound of the local farm animals, just in

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Vietnam came with many challenges, laughs, smiles, experiences and opportunities. In this post, I want to share with you the absolute best moments of the trip – for me personally. As I might have mentioned in one of the other blogposts, for me, the authentic feeling of Vietnam is what really made me feel like

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