Just watched an interesting one hour video on Kazakhstan. Made me a bit homesick for the country. This independent documentary reminds me so much of the life in Kazakhstan. I was surprised to see not much has changed in the 7 years since I left the country (the film was produced in 2006).
Monthly Archives: August 2009
When we visited our client, Vietmindo, over a week ago, we stayed at a hotel in Uong Bi, a small quite mining town about 45-50 minutes from Halong Bay and Hai Phong. This town reminded so much of Karatau, Kazakhstan, my Peace Corps site. Uong Bi, which I gave up trying to pronounce, is a […]
Before my business trip over a week ago, I had an early morning meeting at Pho 24 with a friend. I do not normally eat at Pho 24 since I prefer the pho in my alleyway. Still, Pho 24 makes a good bowl of pho and at least I will not sweat much inside the […]
We took a short excursion away from the mines of Uong Bi and headed to Halong for dinner. On the way, we decided to make a brief stop at a market which is located right on the beach to buy some souveniors. Wow, Halong Bay is amazing. I wish I actually had time to travel […]
Tomorrow I am headed off to Hai Phong to do some IT consulting work with a company in Uong Bi for my company, SLG Vscapeone. It should be an interesting business trip. We will fly to Hai Phong on Jetstar Pacific Airlines which will be my first time for this carrier. I hope the rumors […]