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Vietnam with Grimdog

30 Jan

Longtime friend and one time fellow Webelo, Jeff Grimshaw, invited me to visit Vietnam with him next week. I just got my visa a couple days ago without any problems so Vietnam apparently doesn’t have a very high bar for who they let into their country.

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I have no idea what to expect or what we’ll be doing while there. I’m guessing I’ll be cleaning toilets or something like that. Jeff founded a non-profit organization in Vietnam called Paul’s Kids that helps orphans in Vietnam with medical care, education and quality of life. I will be doing some work there (cleaning toilets) for part of the time and then I’ll be working off my comped airfare in one of the male brothels the rest of the time.

Jeff and I grew up together in Dogtown, Utah. He was always smarter than all of our parents and teachers and that got us into plenty of trouble. He’s also an avid cyclist so you know he’s good guy. He even shares the view with me that, while we like Floyd Landis and think he’d be cool to party with, he’s surely a doper. Jeff likes him a little more than me since Jeff now hales from Pennsylvania. Here he is with Floyd. Jeff claims to work in organizational behavior, sure you do, mafioso!

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Seriously, check out Paul’s Kids if you are shopping for a charitable organization that does a world of good. They have an easy PayPal donor system set up and a dollar goes a very long way in Vietnam.

I plan on riding a bike everyday while in Ho Chi Minh City. To and from wherever we may be going. Ill be taking my GPS so I don’t get lost and I’ll probably just buy a bike over there and then leave it with someone when I come home. I hope I don’t get run over.

Anybody know anything about biking in Vietnam or have any tips they want to share?

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