Tag Archives: Vietnam

The Right Time for a Reunion

Written on April 15, 2010 By Tricia Houston During our two week reunion, there were too many signs that this was the right time for our gathering of the first generation Vietnamese adoptees fro......

Taking in Saigon by Foot

Writing about April 3, 2010 Tricia Houston At 10:00 on Saturday, April 3, we met for a city tour lead by the inspirational Son Michael Pham. He is the founder of Kids Without Borders (http://www......

Come Together

April 3, 2010 Writing about April 2, 2010 Tricia Houston Yesterday was day of gatherings for the first time since I arrived. After we walked through the Ben Thanh Market and freshened up at ou......

Ben Thanh Market

Tricia Houston April 2, 2010 I once said that the purpose of this trip is to smell, see, touch, and hear my homeland in person. (and of course taste the wonderful food) My senses were on overloa......

Kids Day Out At The Amusement Arcade & Opening Up

On Saturday, Mum & I met up with Daniela & a couple of my favourite students (Tai & Nhi) for Ice Cream. It’s not often that the kids get to go out & it was so adorable to see the......

From Flip Flops To High Heels

This time of year in Vietnam is so hot & humid, & running around the orphanage like a crazy woman means that I cannot wear shoes which are difficult to take off. The Vietnamese custom is......

I Have Landed Safe & Sound & Am In Vietnam!

On our journey back to Vietnam, Mum & I were very spoilt as we were unexpectedly upgraded for free. The 16 hour flight just flew by! Thank you British Airways!! Normally I get very excited w......

I’m Leaving On A Jet Plane, Returning To Vietnam Again.

I am so excited as I am leaving today, to return to my old orphanage & volunteer again. I must admit, it has been exhausting trying to arrange collections & packing up all the toys for......