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Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The last stop the class made while I traveled with them was Tokyo.

I’d been there before, so everything seemed very familiar and similar to me.  Of course, by this time I’d been in Japan for over a week as well, so Japanese life was getting pretty normal in a way.   Our hotel was very close to the Shingawa  Station.  It was an older hotel, and while the exteriors and lobby looked nice, the rooms left a bit to be desired.  They were easily the worst rooms we’d stayed in during our trip thus far. Read the rest of this entry »


Saturday, August 21st, 2010

saw my first semi-major accident today.  a motorbike ran into the side of a taxi-van and fell.  I was on a motorbike taxi not too far behind, and watched the whole thing happen less than 30 feet ahead of me. Read the rest of this entry »


Friday, August 20th, 2010

Dirty french man sitting next to me.  Stinks of not bathing for days.  I enjoy my stink as much as the next guy, but i do my best to not subject many others with it.  5 feet away i can smell him.  His coffee arrives.  He lights up a smoke, where it assaults my senses even more. Read the rest of this entry »

Coffee Shop

Friday, August 20th, 2010

After a few days in Saigon, I returned to Hoa Sen University one last time to give them copies of the photographs I’d taken for their conference.  I took a taxi to them and decided it wasn’t a long walk back, so I’d try to return on foot. Read the rest of this entry »


Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon was a whirlwind for me.  New to Vietnam and SE Asia, and just out of Japan, it feel like it would have been hard for me to find two more diametrically different locations to visit one after another. Read the rest of this entry »">Entries and comments feeds. Valid XHTML and CSS.