WoodLand Travels

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WoodLand Travels
We are a Foreign Service family and I write about my impressions of this strange and new life for us in South Asia. We lived in Belgrade, Serbia prior to this post.
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  • Notes from Vietnam, III 2 weeks ago Thursday morning, our last morning in Hoi AnVietnam is a country on wheels.  The rickshaws of Dhaka are replaced in Vietnam by the Vespra - the motorbikes - and bicycles.  Yesterday we had the whole day stretched out before us and no plans.  Our hotel receptionist suggested the beach, a 5 k ride...
  • Notes from Vietnam, II 2 weeks ago Oct 6, WednesdayOur last morning in Mai Chau.  Today we've hired a private car to take us back to Hanoi where we'll fly one hour south to Hoi An, a town formerly colonized by the French.My mom would not have done well on this trip.  This is our first trip we've taken - while living overseas -...
  • Notes from Vietnam, I 2 weeks ago Notes from our trip, written on our travel itinerary, retyped here. Oct 5, Day 3Mai Chau, VietnamOn our little balcony drinking very sweet tea, looking out onto the expansive rice paddies, many shades of green.  A few people are working in the field, stooped over, wearing the typical, Vietnamese,...
  • Round Three 3 months ago Summer’s past.  I have not visited this blog since last spring when I became sick in Dhaka and decided that I could not leave my apartment until I was on the way to the airport and the United States.  I didn’t want to go outside in the heat anymore.  That was about a week before we...
  • Escapism 6 months ago This afternoon I was walking down the sidewalk when I had to come to an abrupt stop.  An enormous bundle of electrical cord was blocking my path.  In the street next to the curb was an even larger puddle of water.  I could either step into the water and risk contracting dysentery or try stepping...

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  • Top Ten Reasons To Get Posted To Bangladesh Expat Blog Awards 2013 10.  Traffic Jams.  Most expats who move to Dhaka, Bangladesh have a driver.  The traffic jams are so pervasive and wide spread, no matter where you go you will be caught in one.  These provide wonderful reading opportunities.  Depending on the...

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Faria Chaudhuri
15:42 PM September 11, 2014

I loved this blog. It's funny, insightful, thought-provoking and at the same time has an undertone of affection, or at least, some sense of a positive approach, towards a country so often misunderstood by outsiders. Well done.

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