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  • 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.

A short video on Tonle Sap Lake

Posted by webmanager on Friday June 22, 2012 at 01:02PM
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Eva tries out a secret entrance at the Cu Chi Tunnels

Posted by webmanager on Friday June 22, 2012 at 12:58PM
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Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Austin testing out one of the secret entrances.

Kristin at the secret entrance.

Coming up from the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Vicky tries out a Viet Cong meal.

Posted by webmanager on Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 09:40PM
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The group in Saigon

Arrived in Saigon Monday, June 18.

Chilling in the rooftop cafe of the Elios Hotel in Saigon. French fries, coffee, tea, and yogurt shakes!

The Saigon skyline from the Elios Hotel

Posted by webmanager on Monday June 18, 2012 at 08:00AM
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June 16 Photo Updates

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

Posted by webmanager on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 11:37PM
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June 16 Video Update

A short clip from the boat on Perfume River in Hue.

 

Posted by webmanager on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 11:22PM
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June 15 Photo Updates

Some of the ladies in the morning on the way to Halong Bay - Hue

One of the more than 3000 limestone karsts in Halong Bay - Hue

Vicky and Jenny on the boat to Halong Cave - Hue

 A view of Halong Bay from the entrance of the cave - Hue

Dueces fron Halong Bay - Hue

 

Inside Halong Cave - Hue

Posted by webmanager on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 11:19PM
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Video Clip from June 15

A ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter in an electric taxi.

Posted by webmanager on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 10:40PM
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June 15 Update

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.

Posted by webmanager on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 10:28PM
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