Sa Dec Table Tennis Club, Vietnam




Charley’s Vietnam Through Feb 6 lunch 136

Originally uploaded by JoeDuck

This is a picture from early in the trip, where Hai’s teacher set us up to play with the Sa Dec Vietnam Table Tennis Club in their excellent new area. During Tet they usually would not play much but opened on our behalf and we all had a fun time. I’ve really been struck by how quickly the folks in Vietnam would warm up to us and treat us like family. At our hotel in Saigon we enjoyed the honor of eating with our hotel host’s family for Tet dinner – a wonderful spread of many delicious traditional foods and toasts with cognac. Food and friends are a cornerstone of Vietnamese culture and we’ve been fortunate to experience that at many levels during out travels in Vietnam.

We are now in Bangkok where we have found a lot of new pong friends in the park near our hotel, and the food is nothing short of amazing and everywhere. More on that later…

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Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.
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One Response to Sa Dec Table Tennis Club, Vietnam

  1. horatiox says:

    Pong for the Peoples!

    Yokeli Americanus could use a bit of asian-izing–the good parts at least . Ping pong, schezuan cooking (make it salmon, instead of beef o pollo for the PC), bicycles, tae kwon do, other stuff. Not sure on the Booodha though. He works for Wall Street, usually.

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