Participants will learn about the country in comparison to how the country is portrayed in American media. Among the planned activities, the group will meet with U.S. veterans who are helping Vietnamese victims of land mines that still exist along the countryside.
WGBY's Connecting Point features WMA teacher Michael Dziura and Teresa Kennedy '12 discussing their upcoming trip to Vietnam.
June 16: This morning, we took a boat ride down the Perfume River, and visited the Pagoda of Thien Mu (the center of Buddhism in Hue), the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, and the Citadel of Hue (one of the oldest imperial fortresses in Vietnam, which suffered severe damage in both the first French war and the Tet Offensive of 1968). This was our first truly mild day (only 75 degrees), and despite the rain, everyone was in good spirits.
A water buffalo by the Perfume River - Hue
Entering the Citadel - Hue
Empress Landers on her throne in the Citadel - Hue
Empresses Landers and Fontaine stepping down from their throne - Hue
Hiding out under an urn - Hue
At the entrance to the Pagoda of Thien Mu - Hue
Kristin Reeves and Ryan Robitaille share a laugh - Hue
Hunter Donovan hanging out on the Perfume River - Hue
on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 11:37PM
Wally Swanson spoke with Michael Dziura this morning (Friday, June 15) as the group was away from technology and out on boats in Halong Bay. The group was assembled at Hanoi airport this morning as they were flying to the city of Hue for a couple of days.
on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 10:28PM