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Sunday, March 31th, 2013

Santa Barbara Middle School - Memories from the Past

By AlexToday, we went to a Buddhist temple. When we got to the courtyard before the temple entrance, we boughtbirds for 20,000 dong (1 dollar) each and set them free and said a prayer for good luck. We had to take off our shoes before we walked inside. When we did, we saw dozens of people praying to three giant Buddhas,… [Read Full Article]
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Sunday, March 31th, 2013

Santa Barbara Schools - Trip Reflections

Laura: We can't believe our Vietnam journey is on its last leg. It feels like months ago that we first arrived in Saigon, but also weirdly seems like it was just yesterday. We had an awesome trip and learned so much as individuals and as a group. This country has such a rich culture and history that is very interesting… [Read Full Article]
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Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Santa Barbara Schools - March 30th - Hanoi

March 30thHanoiBy CarterI am happy to report that Bea is slowly realizing that the joke is over and that the free-range chicken has been obtained. We are happy to be coming home tomorrow, yet it will be a somber goodbye to this paradise known by many as Vietnam. It has been an amazing experience and we could not have asked… [Read Full Article]
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Friday, March 29th, 2013

Santa Barbara Middle School - Saigon

Day 2 By ZacI woke up this morning around 6 in the morning. We all took showers and went off to eat breakfast in the hotel.Then we went on a bus ride to the War Remnants Museum (formerly known as the museum of American War Crimes.) I was disturbed by the horrifying images of effects of the Vietnam war. As we… [Read Full Article]
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Friday, March 29th, 2013

Santa Barbara Schools - Peace Village

By PierceAfter an interesting bonding experience searching for paint, our troops headed to the Thanh Xuan PeaceVillage in the heart of Hanoi. Opened in 1991, this village serves as an orphanage and boarding school for people from infant ages to adulthood that live with the mental and physical disabilities as a result of Agent Orange.  Students have classes and learn… [Read Full Article]
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