Monday, November 7, 2011

Vietnam Bloggers Tour?


Today I am doing a bit of forward thinking. I am laying the groundwork for our move to 
Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) next year and decided I should first see where it is actually located.  I am not sure why I thought it was an island...I now stand corrected. It helps to get your geography in 
perspective when you are making a move. :) 


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Mr. H handed me an enormous document to read that will tell me all I need to know. 
Being a visual person, I like to look at the photos first and read the copy last. 
This document does not have photos...so...I decided to find my own.

I admit, I went for the nicest photos first but it is early days...
I am getting myself motivated and to do so...
I have to do it my way. :)


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I don't know about you...but I am starting to think Vietnam will be 
an interesting place to live. I also think I am going to need lots of visitors 
to show around. We can go sightseeing, take cooking classes, 
take the cameras for a spin, do a bit of spa hopping, go shopping in the markets.....
how does Jeanne's Vietnam Bloggers Tour sound? Any takers?

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Tomorrow's post ...
Back to India on a magic carpet ride....and 
a few words on the 'housewife'.  :))

26 comments:

  1. Oh WOW Jeanne,
    Vietnam.....how exciting. I think that it's brilliant that you are going there rather than Europe. It will be a complete change from England won't it ? I can't wait to hear more....when are you off ? XXXX

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  2. Hi Jackie...we are off next summer..2012, just before the Olympics hit London. :)

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  3. Jeanne - whaaaat? Did I miss something? You're moving to Vietnam? Blimey. OK well atleast we will still have you in blog form - I foolishly think you are just down the road in Surrey and I quite like that! Anyway what an adventure and I am sure you will make it fabulous. My brother and sister in law travelled for a year and of all the places they went, Vietnam came top. They would recommend it to anyone. And they are fairly discerning... How exciting! Lou x

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  4. Thanks Lou...I will be down the road for a bit longer, but I know what you mean. There is something comforting thinking of fellow blogging friends being close by...:)

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  5. I'll come visit!
    I'll stick out like a sore thumb, but I'll come.

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  6. You need to watch the episode of Top Gear where Jeremy, James and Richard ride motorcycles through Vietnam...hilarious!
    You are going to have a wonderful time there...I love south east asia!

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  7. Jeanne,

    I am certain that many blogger friends, myself included would love to come to visit!

    I love that you are so proactive and gearing up for the adventure and what I am sure is a great departure from any place you have been thus far!

    I am along for the ride, by blog and hopefully by bike on your new adventure! Also, here for you if you need to vent about the move...everytime we move I treaten my husband that the next time we are selling the next house furnished and leaving with just our clothes.

    Have a great day!

    Elizabeth

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  8. Since we'll have one in college (looking like out of state possibly)...we'll be poor. Family vacations may not be in the cards...Looks like I'll have to go somewhere on my own! Why not Vietnam?! I'd love to think about it! Definitely keep me posted.

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  9. Yay......another adventure for Jeanne!

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  10. Your life is full of adventure Jeanne. Vietnam looks so totally different to anything I have seen before.

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  11. I should send you some of my Vietnam photos Jeanne...and I'd visit again in a flash!

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  12. These are stunning photos - my favourite is the first one! Vietnam looks absolutely wonderful.

    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  13. Just think of all the colors and textures you'll be able to capture with that discerning lens of yours, Jeanne!

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  14. Jeanne.... What an adventure you will have. You have a year to plan, adjust and begin to anticipate. What an interesting life you lead. The pictures you found are beautiful.

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  15. Sign me up for the blogger tour!:-D

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  16. What an adventure. I looked up photos too when I was going to Bangladesh last summer. I also looked at some of the ones that showed flooding and poverty and traffic congestion and I think that helped me when I got there as I was prepared for the good and the bad.

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  17. You'll love it, the influence of the early French occupation is still really evident in the food. Wonderful buttery croissants, pastries & bowls of steaming cafe au lait for breakfast. And then there's the glorious local & regional food- yum. And don't forget the divine amanpuri resort is a quick plane ride away on the west coast of Thailand overlooking the Andaman sea if you need some 6 star pampering. What an adventure you have ahead of you Jeanne!
    Millie xx

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  18. Wow ... I'm so excited for your Jeanne!! As an expat myself, i know how hard it is waiting to see where you will be next.

    I have never been to Vietnam, but I'm sure it will be amazing!! An english friend of mine was only there this summer with her family and they loved it!!

    So so excited for you!!!
    xx

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  19. Oh Millie...you are a sweetheart, thank you!

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  20. Grace...yes, I know exactly what you mean. I am approaching this move with eyes wide open....and taking it one step at a time. :)

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  21. It will be brilliant, Jeanne. With your zest for life, you'll make it truly a time to treasure. J x

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  22. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photos are beautiful. I love the one with all the kids sweet. Thanks Jeanne for the trip to Vietnam sweet lady. Also for your lovely comments on my new tablescape. I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

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  23. You'll have a fabulous time. Just wish we'd been able to meet while you were closer. Sigh - too many whirlwind visits to London for me. I admire your capacity to pack up and unpack. Let us know more. I've heard Viet Nam is STUNNING! Enjoy the croissants :)

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  24. Vietnam? WOw, Jeanne, how excited you must be. WIshing you all the success in the world. A Blogger Tour would be just the thing, and keeping us poted via Bla=ogland!
    Bonne chance with all the plans!
    Mimi

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  25. This is so exciting, Jeanne! And, I will come for a visit, now that I actually have an invitation from you.

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  26. It's supposed to be a beautiful country. And humming right now with enterprise.

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