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Greg Nelson Greg Nelson from Mission Viejo wrote on December 31, 2017 at 1:52 am:
Just saw you on HH Int'l. I have a few questions. 1. What's the story on those shirts with the sleeves that look like tats? 2. Since so many people travel on scooters, what do they do during the monsoon season? 3. What is there to watch on TV? 4. How's the internet connection?
Admin Reply by: Robin & Mark
Hello Greg, So glad that you had the opportunity to see the Da Nang Vietnam House Hunters International Episode! Thanks for reaching out--we're happy to answer your questions. 1. On the day HHI filmed us riding our motorbikes and walking around the grounds of the Lady Buddha statue, we wore our sun sleeves which are patterned to look like tattoo sleeves. We bought these in America as a useful (and fun!) accessory for protecting our skin from Vietnam's intense sunshine. We like them because they're easy to put on and take off when we go indoors and outdoors. Here is the link to the vendor we purchased them from on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/ZQXPP-Tattoo-Cycling-Protective-Sleeves-1/dp/B00UR3MO0E. 2. During the rainy season here in the Central Region of Vietnam (roughly October - December), the rain has very little impact on daily scooter riding. Everyone (including ourselves) just makes sure to carry a poncho at all times. Only once when we had a typhoon blow in through Da Nang did the roads clear from the usual scooter traffic because of the heavy winds and temporary flooding. Fortunately it was only a 3 day impact before things returned to normal and businesses could re-open. 3. Mark and I don't have a cable TV subscription here in Da Nang so I can't report on viewing options from personal experience however I hear that friends receive the Vietnamese channels plus a few English language channels such as nature programs, music videos, BBC news, and many international sports channels. We watch a lot of Netflix (available here in Vietnam) and occasionally use our VPN to log into Mark's family's HBO Go subscription service. 4. Internet is fantastic here. Faster than when we were in Philadelphia! Also, vastly cheaper. Most households pay less than $20 USD per month for their high speed internet plans. Have you yet visited SE Asia? Hopefully Vietnam is on your travel wish list? We'll be happy to answer any additional questions you may have and/or share with you our "Visiting Vietnam" recommendations in a Google document that we assembled for friends who came through earlier this year. With warm regards, Robin
Franklyn Rodgers Franklyn Rodgers from Philadelphia wrote on August 29, 2016 at 10:33 am:
Spent two weeks in Vietnam and remember it as our favorite trip of all time. Only concern is the traffic. Not for the feint of heart. Enjoy
Admin Reply by: Robin & Mark
Agreed! Thank you for visiting our site Buck and Cintra! Now that we're over a medical emergency and heading back in February, 2017, we'll begin updating again soon.
Jeff Turin Jeff Turin from Auckland wrote on July 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm:
Love the fairy doors concept. Can we make a couple with the kids and send them to you to place on your travels? 🙂
Admin Reply by: Robin & Mark
OMG, we would be bonkers-excited for you guys to custom-craft your own doors and then to give us the opportunity to place them somewhere exciting for you!!! A superb summer craft project if I ever heard one. :o) xoxo
Susan Mamot Susan Mamot from Drexel Hill wrote on July 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm:
Love seeing you smile, Robin! Doing Asia vicariously through you, so keep up the fabulous camerawork! You are getting far better educated than any Wharton seminar, by the way, so don't follow in anyone's footsteps - lead the way for others! [Hi Barbara! We really must get together soon.]
Admin Reply by: Robin & Mark
Hi Susan! Thank you for this note! I'm very grateful to be taking this adventure during the era of the internet when (seemingly-magically, right?) it's possible to share Mark and my international travel experiences with everyone back in the States. Means a great deal that you're following along. Wishing you all good things...xoxo...Robin.
Hillary Seith Hillary Seith from Philadelphia wrote on July 10, 2016 at 10:44 am:
Love this site!! It's gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your adventures - my thoughts and best wishes are with you!
Admin Reply by: Robin & Mark
Thank you so much Hillary! As you well know, it was this or the MBA. I look forward to following in your academic footsteps in time, and am so glad that you can travel with us until then! xoxo | Robin
Emy Baella Emy Baella from Philadephia wrote on June 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm:
I am so thrilled with your Vietnam adventure
deena gerson deena gerson from Haverford wrote on May 25, 2016 at 9:06 pm:
you two are too cool...i look forward to watching your journey/adventure!!!!!
Reesa Marchetti Reesa Marchetti from Glassboro wrote on May 25, 2016 at 10:29 am:
Brand new kitty-cat careers 🙂
Admin Reply by: Robin & Mark
Reesa: This made us laugh for days...thanks for the fantastic comment!
Barbara Barnes Barbara Barnes from Moorestown wrote on May 23, 2016 at 12:56 pm:
Hello :)!!