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Agent Orange’s Golden Anniversary, Revisited

That unfortunate anniversary actually came two years ago this month, but I trust you'll allow me the indulgence of reblogging this to coincide with Agent Orange Awareness Month. It's a post about my October 2010 visit to the Thanhxuan Peace Village, or Lang Hoa Binh Than Xuan, an orphanage, school and clinic in Hanoi set up specifically for victims…
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Agent Orange’s Golden Anniversary

These are a few shots I took exactly one year ago today at the Thanhxuan Peace Village, or Lang Hoa Binh Than Xuan, an orphanage, school and clinic in Hanoi set up specifically for victims of Agent Orange. It was also the last time I sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star before an appreciative audience. Fifty years ago this month U.S. forces began…
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Scooters of Hanoi

More photo organizing from last October's Vietnam trip. There are just over 6 million people in Hanoi and about 4.5 million motorbikes. I didn't count, but…
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Primary school English class, Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam

This is a primary school teacher near the village of Mu Cang Chai, posing with her English class, a pic selected today by the travel site Gadling as it Photo of the Day. I enjoy visiting schools whenever the opportunity arises. She asked me to stay awhile, and I did, gladly, to converse for a bit with the students. A few had a better…
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17 Hours in Nghia Lo

Here are a few shots taken during a relatively brief stop in Nghia Lo (Nghĩa Lộ) in Vietnam’s Yen Bai Province. I got my first street shave here, too. Nghia Lo is just over 200 kilometers from Hanoi, a leisurely seven-hour trip on a two-lane highway, including plenty of stops. The first two-and-a-half hours meandered through the Red River Delta…
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