Entry # 9 – Đà Lạt – Visiting Thông Xanh Center

Leaving Kontum, heading for Đà Lạt — arrived the next morning. It’s an overcast, cloudy and rainy day. It’s a typical day of Đà Lạt. The somber mood of the atmosphere somewhat brings back some of the memories I had of Đà Lạt…

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Entry # 8 – Visiting Kontum

# 8 – Kontum Visiting Kontum From Quảng Bình, I took a night bus and arrived in Đà Nẵng the early morning of the next day.  I took some downtimes to relax and savor all the experiences I have been encountered so far.  I took another night bus to visit Kontum. Bridging Hope began this […]

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Entry # 7 – Quảng Bình/02 - Visit Tam Trang Parish, Lâm Trạch Village, Bố Trạch District

# 7 – Quảng Bình – 02 Visit Tam Trang Parish, Lâm Trạch Village, Bố Trạch District Fr. Năng then took me to visit Tam Trang Parish at Lâm Trạch Village.  It’s just about 1hour drive.  It was quite a ride on a muddy road under the rain — interesting scenes along the road. Arrived […]

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Entry # 6 – Quảng Bình/01 - Visiting the mission church Trùng Giang

# 6 – Quảng Bình – 01 Visiting the mission church Trùng Giang Fr. Năng picked me up the next day.  Saying goodbye to a very generous family who hosted me overnight was difficult.  Hope to meet them again in a near future.  Blessings to you, all! A few words about Fr. Năng.  I first […]

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Entry # 5 – Đông Sơn, Hà Tĩnh - On Highway # 1

# 5 – Đông Sơn, Hà Tĩnh On Highway # 1 Here’s the map of Viet Nam to help us following all the locations that Bridging Hope involved. I left Vinh heading south along Highway #1 on a public bus to Đồng Hới, Quảng Bình.   It was a cloudy and rainy day. The bus drive […]

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Entry # 4 – Vinh Province: Nam Hoà Parish

# 4 – Vinh Province Visiting Nam Hoà Parish I flew to Vinh the in the evening of the 6th day of my trip and stayed at the archdiocese building.  It’s surrounded by a big piece of land that regularly visits by the cows. The next day, previously arranged by Fr. Phuong, Fr. Thuy took […]

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Entry # 3 – HaNoi

# 3 – HaNoi Arrived in Hanoi the next day, I planned to meet up with Dr. Tien Vu, a pediatric physician in Denver, Colorado, who at the time was providing a workshop at the 6th Viet Nam-US Pediatric Symposium hosted by Pediatric Department at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi.  (For further information about this […]

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Entry # 1 – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport & Entry # 2 – Saigon, Viet Nam

Entry # 1 – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport I left the US’s soil on March 27, 2017 for Bridging Hope’s site visits. I arrived at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in the early morning of the 29th. Went to the food court, bought myself a cafe latte at the Starbuck coffee shop. $5.00 USD!   it’s […]

This entry was posted in Spring 2018 - Sites Visits , on April 29, 2017 by .

Letter from Executive Director Dear Friends of Bridging Hope, My heart sank deeply when I saw recent horrific photos of the heavy flooding in central sections of Viet Nam with tens of thousands of homes completely submerged by water. Many have been left homeless. Food and other supplies are desperately needed. Yet, I also feel […]

This entry was posted in Spring 2018 - Sites Visits , Travel , on November 22, 2016 by .

Around the second week of October, 2016, central Viet Nam suffered from heavy severed flooding. The causes came from many sources. Part of it caused by nature, which is nothing new in central Viet Nam, but the big part of it was from the irresponsible-hydropower development and operation when dams open floodgates without warning or […]

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