Anastomosing

a stream consisting of a series of channels that wander, branch, and reconnect, creates a braided pattern, known as anastamosis

...all my troubles seemed so far away

November 24, 2011
by Erin
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teachers’ day

In Vietnam, they have a day dedicated entirely to recognizing the importance of teachers.  Every year on November 20th, students all over Vietnam shower their teachers with gifts.  Each school organizes a celebration, complete with performances by both students and … Continue reading

November 22, 2011
by Erin
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how to get a job in 3 days or less:

After my arrival in Hanoi, I landed a job, or rather, two jobs almost as fast as I could blink: one at a new company, TVN Education, and one at an established language school, Language Link (both in the Đống … Continue reading

November 15, 2011
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the legend of Hồ Hoàn Kiếm

I arrived in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, about a week ago.  After some (ok, a lot) of guidance from my Vietnamese homestay family, I finally made it  from the airport to their house in the Cầu Giấy district of Hanoi (pronounced … Continue reading

November 9, 2011
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going solo in Dalat

When I stepped off the bus in Dalat I got goosebumps. It wasn’t only because of the beautiful rolling hills and the pine forests, it was also because it was a mere 65 degrees out (that’s 18 degrees for you … Continue reading