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Author Archive: Tim

Bai Tu Long National Park

Hi, Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Bai Tu Long National Park. I was really looking forward to going to the park after doing so much reading about it. It is about 4 hour drive way from Hanoi and only 30 minutes away from Ha Long Bay. Bai Tu Long is very similar…

Vietnamese Food

Hi, I decided to write a blog about the food here in Hanoi. Hanoi has food from around the world, and you can get anything from pizza to Indian food. Even though Western food is easy to get in the city I find myself always willing to try new types of food. Vietnamese have a…

Working

Hi, I have been working at the National Park Office now for two weeks. It is a small office and I work with another co worker, Bui Truong, and my supervisor, Le Van Lanh. Le Van Lanh was the first individual to develop eco-tourism in Vietnam, so he is very busy traveling around to all…

Temples and Pagodas

Hi, I had today off and I wasn’t sure what to do so I asked some friends and they wanted to see more temples and local people. I decided to visit both by going to local temples and pagodas. I went to visit the Temple of Literacy which was the first university in Vietnam. It…

Enjoying Hanoi

Hi, I have now become used to the traffic and noise here in Hanoi. Crossing four lanes of motorcycles has now become common in my daily activities. Unfortunately, the heat has increased and it has become extremely hot. The temperature during the day is averaging around 37 degrees Celsius and there are no signs of…

Adjusting

Hi, After a couple days in Hanoi and learning the in’s and out’s of the city the other students decided to look for a place. Fortunately, we found a nice apartment with a friendly landlord. It is nice and quiet, which can be difficult to find in such a busy city. Even though I have…

Arriving in Vietnam

Hey, I have arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam and I am currently staying at the Sports Hotel in the Old Sector of the city. Hanoi is a busy city filled with motorcycles and vendors and the Old Sector is centred are Haon Kien Lake that is surounded by a very nice park and boardwalk. Unfortunately, due…

Going to Hanoi-Vietnam

My name is Tim Hudson and I am 22 year old Environmental Resource Studies student at the University of Waterloo.  I am going to Hanoi Vietnam as the Project Assistant.  I have always had an interest in traveling overseas.   I have had previous jobs in conservation and environmental education at my job as a park…