Don Bosco Volunteers In Vietnam
Oct08

Don Bosco Volunteers In Vietnam

In which Steph and I “volunteer” in Vietnam We met some fabulous volunteers on Sunday 30th September, which was Mid-Autumn Day proper. Not really sure of what to expect, Steph and I met up with Darryl, another of the FTs at Aston 2 in Ho Chi Minh (where Steph both lives and works) and one of the VTs (Vietnamese teachers) and the one who’d invited us all along for the day. In actual fact, she’d invited Darryl...

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First Impression Of Ho Chi Minh
Sep30

First Impression Of Ho Chi Minh

What was my first impression of Ho Chi Minh? Well, I’m not exactly sure, but it was nothing like I expected at all. My mouth was agape as I my taxi driver took me from the airport (I made sure to get as reputable one as possible, ignoring the group of men immediately outside the airport exit); the buildings were not what I’d been expecting at all. Flying over the city I was surprised at how few skyscrapers there were, but...

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Vietnam Is Calling
Sep28

Vietnam Is Calling

What are you going to do in Vietnam? I head off tomorrow on my little trip to Vietnam to visit Stephanie over Chinese National Holiday. I’m heading to Xiamen later for an overnight stay, as my flight is at 9.30am tomorrow morning. I’d rather have an extra hour in bed than wake up early to get a taxi to Xiamen, plus it would mean waking Rachel up early to book my taxi, which is unfair. Steph has sent me a list of things to...

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It’s Great, It’s Northern and It’s a Run
Sep16

It’s Great, It’s Northern and It’s a Run

Yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s the Great North Run today. OK, so I’ve never personally run it, I’m too lazy and just not into self torture, but it does hold a lot of memories for me. It’s always held around the time the new university semester starts, so I’ve got a lot of memories watching the start and the runners going over the Tyne bridge.I hope the weather is good to all those running it. Also,...

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A New Piece In My Passport Jigsaw

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