Vietnam: Most Memorable Moments

Vietnam has been a whirlwind of a trip and there are so many things I want to write about.

Finding the right way to start is proving very difficult, so I think, in the true fashion of this trip, I’m just going to jump right into something and figure out the rest of it later.

I’ll start with “Most Memorable Moments” and go from there:

Crossing the street.
This definitely deserves number one on the list. The driving in Vietnam is insane. There are SO many motorbikes and rules of the road definitely are a bit more relaxed.

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Highlights include:
– crossing the street for the first time [which involved staring across to the other side for a good five minutes before we took the leap of faith]
– literally seeing full grown malamute dog riding on the back of a motorcycle
– finally feeling confident in crossing the street [and feeling like we made it]

Eating a LIVE Worm:
Yes, you read that correctly. This story will come with its own separate blog post, I promise. But yes, Kayla, Mel, and I embarked on this food adventure together. Here’s a sneak peak:

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It was totally gross, but I’m glad we did it!

Ha Long Bay
This deserves its own blog post as well. All I can say for now is that it was probably the highlight of my trip. Truly spectacular scenery, the most stellar people, and a lot of beer. So much fun!

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Look at us! What a beautiful bunch!

Teaching
Having a chance to learn and work in a school system outside of Ontario has been a really interesting experience! It’s been nice to dip my toes into the waters of an international school and get a feel for the kind of work and lifestyle I will be entering into when I move to Kuwait. This experience has challenged my ideas on pedagogy and enhanced my teaching practice!

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Travelling with Two Awesome Individuals
Melissa and Kayla are both two unique, smart, and incredible people. Melissa is one of the friendliest and upbeat people you might ever come across, and Kayla is literally one of the funniest people you will ever meet. I have been so lucky to travel with them.

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Also, did I mention they’re both really smart people? In addition to their great company, I have enjoyed and will miss our long discussions about travel, culture, tourism, and more. [Being with and travelling with people who can think critically and have great discussions, but also know how to party is key].

This list could be a lot longer, but I’ll spare the details for future blog posts. I have one more week in Vietnam before I head back to Canada [where it is currently snowing, ew]. In between end of term assignments and this last week, I’ll try to cover some more blog posts.

Anyway, enjoy for now!

 

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