Title: Sarah Easter (Vietnam)

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Last Days in Hue - 14/Dec/2010 19:26 - 4908 days ago
What do you do when you only have a few days left in a place you have come to love and appreciate??Here's what I did during my l...
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People Make All the Difference - 11/Dec/2010 12:00 - 4911 days ago
I have loved my time in Vietnam for countless reasons, from the amazing food (that I'm sure you haven't heard enough about:) and...
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Weekends Were Made for Countryside Motorbike Trips - 07/Dec/2010 15:55 - 4915 days ago
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Ninh Binh - 03/Dec/2010 06:35 - 4919 days ago
I have been itching to get out and experience more of the beautiful Vietnamese countryside before I leave in just a few short we...
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An American Thanksgiving...in Vietnam - 29/Nov/2010 03:45 - 4923 days ago
As I have mentioned on this blog too many times to count, I love food. I also love celebrations and holidays. So, naturally I ha...
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A Flooded Hue - 18/Nov/2010 07:13 - 4934 days ago
What do you do when you need to make an emergency visit to the office and your street is completely flooded? Well, just call ove...
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Vietnamese Weddings - 11/Nov/2010 14:14 - 4941 days ago
This past week, I was a Vietnamese bridesmaid for the second time since arriving in Vietnam (who would have thought?). After att...
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A Hue Halloween - 01/Nov/2010 12:05 - 4951 days ago
I love eating candy, dressing up and getting scared, so naturally I also love Halloween. Even though people here don't actually ...
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Vietnamese Cooking 101 - 25/Oct/2010 14:43 - 4958 days ago
One of the great things about being a foreign volunteer living in a relatively small Vietnamese city is that I get the opportuni...
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Just Another Fun Weekend In Hue - 19/Oct/2010 05:46 - 4964 days ago
Weekends in Hue are a time to....Go to an INGO Happy Hour with representation from over seven countriesCelebrate a friend's birt...
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What I Love Most About Hue - 14/Oct/2010 06:52 - 4969 days ago
It's a shame that many foreign tourists in Vietnam breeze through the city of Hue without even touching the surface as to what t...
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Untitled - 10/Oct/2010 07:20 - 4973 days ago
This past week I traveled with some of the Hope Center staff to Hoi An to take part in a week long product development workshop ...
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Getting Around the Vietnamese Way - 01/Oct/2010 15:40 - 4982 days ago
When I first arrived in Vietnam, I was more than a little apprehensive about navigating through traffic as a pedestrian, let alo...
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Mid Autumn Festival - 23/Sep/2010 10:03 - 4990 days ago
This week Vietnam is celebrating the Mid Autumn Festival, the country's biggest holiday for children. The celebration is filled ...
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Karaoke - Vietnamese Style - 17/Sep/2010 05:36 - 4996 days ago
Now that I have three months and counting left in Vietnam, I am starting to get a little nostalgic about some of the things that...
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Cambodia - 09/Sep/2010 05:50 - 5004 days ago
Since arriving in Vietnam nearly eight months ago, I have heard a great deal from other volunteers and passing travelers about t...
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Taking Success in the Small Things - 18/Aug/2010 09:29 - 5026 days ago
Before I left the US for this adventure in Vietnam, I asked those in my life who I greatly respect and who have had internationa...
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An Indulgent Weekend - 11/Aug/2010 07:40 - 5033 days ago
I enjoy living in the slower-paced, beautiful and provincial city of Hue, but sometimes it is nice to get away for a bit to the ...
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A Busy, Busy But Good Week - 02/Aug/2010 06:33 - 5042 days ago
This past week, my dear VSO friend from Hanoi, Pat, was in Hue to conduct some disability mainstreaming courses both with the Ho...
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Work Trip in the Northern Provinces - 17/Jul/2010 15:50 - 5058 days ago
This past week, I traveled with representatives from my partner organization, VVAF, to some of the provinces north of Hanoi, Nam...
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Hope Center Trip to the Beach - 17/Jul/2010 15:27 - 5058 days ago
About four times a year the Hope Center employees take a break from sowing garments and constructing handicrafts to participate ...
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Resortmania - 15/Jul/2010 13:36 - 5060 days ago
I had heard Phuket described as Resortmania before my visit and I have to say that I agree with this assessment completely. It w...
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All Things Thai - 15/Jul/2010 12:49 - 5060 days ago
Last week I traveled with one of my Vietnamese friends to Thailand, a country I have wanted to visit for quite some time. This w...
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More Pictures - Friends Visit to Hue - 30/Jun/2010 14:42 - 5075 days ago
Even though it was extremely hot during the timeframe that my Florida friends were in Hue, we still managed to have a lot of fun...
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And The Heat Is On - 29/Jun/2010 14:23 - 5076 days ago
In the months leading up to the hot Hue summer, I was warned repeatedly by my friends that I needed to prepare myself for the ex...
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Phu Quoc Island - 24/Jun/2010 13:17 - 5081 days ago
Prior to visiting Phu Quoc island, I had read that this destination is a beautiful, relaxing beach getaway -- a few years ago, o...
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Floridians Invade HCMC - 24/Jun/2010 12:09 - 5081 days ago
My first experience in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) occurred in April when I traveled down south with my interpreter and supervisor f...
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Reflections - 06/Jun/2010 07:04 - 5099 days ago
It is hard to believe that I have been living in Vietnam for nearly 5 months! In fact, this Friday will mark my 5 month annivers...
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Unexpected Trip to Hanoi - 01/Jun/2010 06:15 - 5104 days ago
A few weeks ago I began working on my work permit and visa renewal process as my Vietnamese visa will expire at the beginning of...
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New Home - 22/May/2010 07:38 - 5114 days ago
A little over a month ago, my roommate and I moved to a new house as a result of the theft incident at our old location. While l...
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Family Visit to Asia - Part 3 - 22/May/2010 06:47 - 5114 days ago
I have now spent over four months living and working in Vietnam which has included taking part in customs and traditions that ar...
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Family Visit to Asia - Part 2 - 22/May/2010 06:29 - 5114 days ago
After spending four busy days in Singapore, we headed to China Beach, a famous beach in Central Vietnam very close to the city o...
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Family Visit to Asia - Part 1 - 21/May/2010 03:41 - 5115 days ago
Last week I met my parents and sister in Singapore. I have been feeling a little homesick for the familiar these past few weeks,...
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Relaxing Mountain Getaway - 04/May/2010 11:58 - 5132 days ago
After a few stressful weeks in Hue, including the theft, my illness and some work challenges, I was very excited that we had a f...
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Celebrating 26 Years In Vietnam - 21/Apr/2010 13:06 - 5145 days ago
Yesterday I celebrated my 26th birthday in Vietnam. Reflecting back on yesterday's events, I can say that my friends here truly ...
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Blessings in the Storm - 18/Apr/2010 07:57 - 5148 days ago
Have you ever had one of those weeks in which case a lot of things seemed to go wrong, one thing after another, kind of like a s...
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International Fireworks Festival - 04/Apr/2010 14:47 - 5162 days ago
Last weekend I traveled to the industrial city of Da Nang with some friends for the international fireworks festival. While ther...
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Working Abroad - 31/Mar/2010 08:13 - 5166 days ago
Most of my blog posts thus far have focused on all of the fun things I have been experiencing in Vietnam outside the work arena....
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A Fun Weekend - 24/Mar/2010 15:05 - 5173 days ago
This past weekend, my dear VSO friend from Hanoi came down for a visit. Despite our age gap (she's in her 50s and I'm in my 20s)...
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Visiting the Real Vietnam - 23/Mar/2010 14:10 - 5174 days ago
I have always loved traveling and experiencing the sights, tastes, sounds and smells that make a particular corner of the world ...
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Getting Around Town in True Vietnamese Fashion - 14/Mar/2010 06:35 - 5183 days ago
Before I arrived in Vietnam, I read all about how the main form of transportation is by way of motorbike (or more like off roadi...
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Becoming a Vietnamese Bridesmaid - 28/Feb/2010 15:35 - 5197 days ago
Recently, I had the opportunity to truly experience the Vietnamese culture as it relates to weddings. One of my new friends here...
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Making New Friends - 28/Feb/2010 15:21 - 5197 days ago
I feel very fortunate in that I have been able to make some great friends here in the short time since I have been in Hue -- and...
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Hoi An Pictures - 28/Feb/2010 09:08 - 5197 days ago
Since I was unable to include images of Hoi An in my last post due to space, I wanted to include some here as they are certainly...
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Tet Holiday - 28/Feb/2010 08:39 - 5197 days ago
Tet is the biggest holiday here in Vietnam and it just so happened that the incoming volunteers, including myself, arrived at ou...
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Home for the Next Year - 26/Feb/2010 13:59 - 5199 days ago
The other VSO volunteer and I recently moved into our new home for the next year. We are extremely fortunate in that the other v...
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Reconnected - 26/Feb/2010 13:39 - 5199 days ago
I apologize my communication has been very sparse the past couple of weeks. It is certainly not due to a lack of activities and ...
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My First Week In Hue - 05/Feb/2010 05:35 - 5220 days ago
Tomorrow will mark my one week anniversary in Hue, my home for the next year. Sitting here at the computer, reflecting on the pa...
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Farewell Hanoi, Hello Hue - 28/Jan/2010 14:59 - 5228 days ago
It is hard to believe that I have been in Hanoi for nearly three weeks and that tomorrow will conclude the training portion of m...
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More Hanoi Pictures from the Weekend - 25/Jan/2010 00:04 - 5231 days ago
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Some Things Familiar, Some Things New - 23/Jan/2010 15:04 - 5233 days ago
The second week of in country training has flown by and I cannot believe that next Saturday I will be leaving for my placement i...
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Second Week in Vietnam - 19/Jan/2010 12:39 - 5237 days ago
So, I have begun my second full week in Vietnam and it is going well so far. My Vietnamese is progressing and I am finding that ...
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