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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Scenes from Saigon

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN –  Scenes from Saigon

This is the Chinatown of Saigon and the primary setting of  “The Headmaster’s Wager” by Vincent Lam, the book were ‘advised’ not to bring with us. We can picture the Percival Chen English Academy operating right here. These children are almost certainly ethnic Chinese and students in a private school […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Final thoughts from Vietnam

We are in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and have been on the Mekong River for the past few days, without Internet. Before thinking about what we are experiencing in Cambodia, I want to offer a few more reflections on Vietnam. We are discussing short stories written by Vietnamese writers. They are […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Saigon’s Yin to Hanoi’s Yang

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Saigon’s Yin to Hanoi’s Yang

(click on photos to see full size images) We tend to toss around the terms ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ with some hazy notion that they represent something to do with balance. What we read before we came and what has been confirmed by all we have seen and been told, is […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Confused by Communism in Vietnam

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Confused by Communism in Vietnam

On flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly, and often still, known as Saigon). First, I want to say how the hearts of all of us on this trip are concerned for those who have borne the wrath of the benign-sounding Sandy. I hope you are all safe […]

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