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Jan 25, 2010 - Ernie Saracki's wedding

I've known Ernie since elementary school and when I found out he was getting married in Vietnam, I decided to go. This was the weirdest wedding ceremony I have ever witnessed. There was an announcer with a microphone so loud that it reminded me of fight night at Madison Square Garden. Of course, the whole thing was in Vietnamese, so I had no idea what anyone was saying. There were no vows, no real ceremony, the couple was announced, they went on stage, poured some champagne while almost no one else paid attention. The rest of us ate and...

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Feb 1, 2008 - Coldest Weather in 10 years hits Northern Vietnam

Well everyone awoke in a better frame of mind. I had one of the best sleeps of the trip. We are within the park which is located in the jungle. I awoke to the sound of the gibbons doing their call to each other and for food. How cool is that. I couldn't resist so I went for a walk quite early. We got onto our bikes and rode 8 km after breakfast. The 8k ride took us to a 300 meter climb to this prehistoric man cave that was discovered there in 1966. The ride of 8 k started out innocently enough and then quickly turned into a series of...

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