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Author Archive: Scott

‘#201’ (Sapa Trip part I)

  In my family, travel has always been an important part of our lives. In recent years, the ‘family bible’ of travel has been ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’. As the title suggests, the book lists the top 1000 must-visit locations in the world. Through our various travels, for business and pleasure, my…

Weekend trip to Cat Ba (Part II)

    Cat Ba: Day Two For our second day on the island, we decided to take a kayaking tour.  I didn’t really take the time to inquire as to what exactly the tour consisted of, I was overcome with fantasies of paddling a kayak through the quiet groupings of small, steep and rocky islands that…

Weekend trip to Cat Ba (Part I)

     The Trip to Haiphong As the weekend approached, it seemed like practically everyone I knew in Hanoi was leaving town and I am determined to do the same.   I first attempted to tag along on a trip to Hoi An (an ancient village in central Vietnam that has been classified as a world…

down the river and up the mountain

  Week three here in Hanoi has come and gone.  I am quickly becoming a local expat (a contradiction in terms, I know).  I have purchased a helmet (which puts me in the minority among people in Hanoi) and now feel safe riding on the back of the motorcycle taxis that abound all over the…

Snakes on a Plate

    After two weeks here in Vietnam, I felt I was adjusting very well to my new surroundings and culture. However, last night I really put that statement to the test. The other WUSC interns and I decided to go to the ‘snake village’ for dinner. The first clue that we were in for…

Arrival in Vietnam

First Blog Entry My name is Scott McTaggart, I am 23 years old and a recent graduate of McGill University with a degree in Political Science and Economics. I have just begun my SWB internship in Hanoi Vietnam as the WUSC Office intern. I am really looking forward to helping WUSC with the projects they…