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Letters from Hue
It was only an overnight stay, but it was a day and a night full of delightful surprises and wonderful memories! In 2009, my husband Wayne and I spent a wonderful two week holiday in the north of Vietnam. After a glorious three days sailing in a magnificent Indochina Junk on spectacular HaLong Bay, wereturned to Hanoi and caught the overnight train to Hue. Just after 9am on the 16th June, my 57th Birthday, two very weary and disheveled travellers arrived in Hue after a long and uncomfortable night on the train. Read More
“Does your stick have electricity inside?” yet another curious local asked me as he began to fold my cane.
Questions like this arise daily, turning a 15 minutes stroll into get a “ca phe sua da” and a lengthy explanation. Being one of the few visually impaired foreigners in Vietnam, I naturally attract a lot of attention; People ask me everything, from how I get about in Saigon to how to study languages well.My reading glasses, monocular and cane provide entertainment for children and adults alike. Five years ago, when I arrived in Vietnam as a naive but determined 23 years old, I wasn’t prepared for the effect my presence would have on the locals. I wanted to show the world what a sightless person was capable of and encourage and help other blind people to do the same, especially here in Vietnam Read More