Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees (PDF)

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Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees review ¹ 105 Relating family reminiscences while sharing moving personal impressions after such a long absence from his homeland Whether or not you’re Vietnamese you’ll find great appeal and inspiration in this illustrated love letter to Viet Nam” Lynette M Smith Author How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure For Special Occasions and Occasions Made SpecialAs a world traveler I've had the pleasure to visit Vietnam in the past However  CL Hoang offers a uniue perspective of Vietnam as only can someone returning to his homeland after many years If you’re interested in Vietnam I highly recommend putting 'Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees' on your reading list Gary Arndt purveyor of the travel website everything everywherecom2013 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year North American Travel Journalists Association2014 Travel Photographer of the Year Society of American Travel Writer. Vietnam is on my long list of places I want to visit before I die With the uestion Have you ever wondered what Vietnam is like some forty years after the war has ended prompting an of course response I was immediately interested in this memoir It isn t a genre I typically review however this one sounded far too fascinating to turn downWith vivid descriptions and beautiful pictures incorporated abundantly throughout the pages this travelogue paints a marvelous picture of modern day Vietnam The areas explored and explained are far different than what we typically see in documentaries or in history books The personal touches and attention to detail made this a wonderful read offering a uniue glimpse into another country I learned about the Vietnamese culture people and how they re living now after the war that rocked their countryIf you are at all interested in the history of this country or simply enjoy travelogues and memoirs this one would be a great one to check out I m sure you ll learn things you never thought of and will be left with a new mental image of Vietnam I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book from the author to read in exchange for an honest reviewRoseDesert Rose Reviews The Day Louis Got Eaten you’re Vietnamese Measuring Time you’ll find great appeal and inspiration in this illustrated love letter to Viet Nam” Lynette M Smith Author How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure For Special Occasions and Occasions Made SpecialAs a world traveler I've had the pleasure to visit Vietnam in the past However  CL Hoang offers a uniue perspective of Vietnam as only can someone returning to his homeland after many Jerusalem years If Bound to Submit you’re interested in Vietnam I highly recommend putting 'Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees' on Oil on Water your reading list Gary Arndt purveyor of the travel website everything everywherecom2013 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year North American Travel Journalists Association2014 Travel Photographer of the Year Society of American Travel Writer. Vietnam is on my long list of places I want to visit before I die With the uestion Have Officer Nurse Woman The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War WarSocietyCulture you ever wondered what Vietnam is like some forty Angel Be Good years after the war has ended prompting an of course response I was immediately interested in this memoir It isn t a genre I typically review however this one sounded far too fascinating to turn downWith vivid descriptions and beautiful pictures incorporated abundantly throughout the pages this travelogue paints a marvelous picture of modern day Vietnam The areas explored and explained are far different than what we typically see in documentaries or in history books The personal touches and attention to detail made this a wonderful read offering a uniue glimpse into another country I learned about the Vietnamese culture people and how they re living now after the war that rocked their countryIf Stepping Stone and Love Machine you are at all interested in the history of this country or simply enjoy travelogues and memoirs this one would be a great one to check out I m sure Le città invisibili you ll learn things Zuckerman Unbound you never thought of and will be left with a new mental image of Vietnam I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book from the author to read in exchange for an honest reviewRoseDesert Rose Reviews

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Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees review ¹ 105 Have you ever wondered what Vietnam is like some forty years after the war has ended Then come along with the author as he returns to visit his ancestral homeland for the first time after a decades long absenceRetrace his steps with him around his former hometown of Saigon in the south and then follow him along on an itinerary of discovery to other uniue destinations throughout the country Hoi An the best preserved medieval seaport in Southeast Asia; Hue the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam on the central coast; Halong Bay a world renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi the country’s thousand year old capital in the northFilled with historical and cultural tidbits and personal reminiscences and illustrated with over forty photographs Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees offers the reader an insightful and fascinating glimpse of this tropical landADVANCE REVIEWS“Whether you have. After years away from his native Vietnam CL Hoang finds much has chanced and much has stayed the sameI thoroughly enjoyed this intimate travelogue I was captivated from the first few pages as CL Hoang arrives at the hotel where we had breakfast on the first morning of our trip The Hotel Continental Indeed CLHoang visits so many of the places I ve been that I felt truly transported back to the trip I took I think I must have stood in the same spot to take many of the same photographs and these images add to the reader s understanding of Vietnam as a country as well as providing visual enhancement to the textWhilst I think I particularly enjoyed Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees because I did have a knowledge of so many of the settings I don t think anyone who hasn t been to Vietnam would be disappointed either Certainly this is a personal journey but it is also an excellent travelogue CL Hoang writes with incredible perception and an easy fluid style that makes it feel as if he is chatting with the reader about his trip rather than writing about it The present tense adds to a sense of immediacy so that the book feels very fresh as well as being highly entertaining It is impossible not to see the places he describes in your mind s eye even if you haven t visited personallyAside from the personal diaried entries Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees provides considerable narrative texture through the political geographical and historical detail that is woven throughout This is a book any traveller real or virtual can immerse themselves in and enjoy As the author himself says There s still so much of the country to explore and enjoy and having read Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees I really want to return to Vietnam Smashing stuffhttpslindasbookbagcom Pleins feux sur le tutu you ever wondered what Vietnam is like some forty Bogwoppit years after the war has ended Then come along with the author as he returns to visit his ancestral homeland for the first time after a decades long absenceRetrace his steps with him around his former hometown of Saigon in the south and then follow him along on an itinerary of discovery to other uniue destinations throughout the country Hoi An the best preserved medieval seaport in Southeast Asia; Hue the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam on the central coast; Halong Bay a world renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi the country’s thousand Middle School The Worst Years of My Life year old capital in the northFilled with historical and cultural tidbits and personal reminiscences and illustrated with over forty photographs Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees offers the reader an insightful and fascinating glimpse of this tropical landADVANCE REVIEWS“Whether The Day Louis Got Eaten you have. After Measuring Time years away from his native Vietnam CL Hoang finds much has chanced and much has stayed the sameI thoroughly enjoyed this intimate travelogue I was captivated from the first few pages as CL Hoang arrives at the hotel where we had breakfast on the first morning of our trip The Hotel Continental Indeed CLHoang visits so many of the places I ve been that I felt truly transported back to the trip I took I think I must have stood in the same spot to take many of the same photographs and these images add to the reader s understanding of Vietnam as a country as well as providing visual enhancement to the textWhilst I think I particularly enjoyed Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees because I did have a knowledge of so many of the settings I don t think anyone who hasn t been to Vietnam would be disappointed either Certainly this is a personal journey but it is also an excellent travelogue CL Hoang writes with incredible perception and an easy fluid style that makes it feel as if he is chatting with the reader about his trip rather than writing about it The present tense adds to a sense of immediacy so that the book feels very fresh as well as being highly entertaining It is impossible not to see the places he describes in Jerusalem your mind s eye even if Bound to Submit you haven t visited personallyAside from the personal diaried entries Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees provides considerable narrative texture through the political geographical and historical detail that is woven throughout This is a book any traveller real or virtual can immerse themselves in and enjoy As the author himself says There s still so much of the country to explore and enjoy and having read Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees I really want to return to Vietnam Smashing stuffhttpslindasbookbagcom

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Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees review ¹ 105 Been to Vietnam in the past or are thinking of going in the future you’ll wish you had CL Hoang as your traveling companion His delicate keenly crafted prose his sharp eye for detail his tender humanity and humility make this travelogue a must read Judith Fein award winning author of Life Is A Trip The Transformative Magic of Travel and The Spoon From Minkowitz A Bittersweet Roots Journey to Ancestral LandsC L Hoang's Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees is a fascinating and highly readable account of one man's return to his ancestral homeland Hoang's narrative keeps the reader fully engaged as he describes the highlights of a 10 day visit to this intriguing country with its must see destinations and warm friendly people Tim Doling Author and Viet Nam Culture and Tourism Consultant C L Hoang achieves a perfect blend of narrating the sights describing the tour experience and. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes Marcel ProustC L Ho ng was born and raised in South Vietnam during the war and came to the United States in the 1970s He graduated from the University of California Berkeley and earns his living as an electronic engineer with eleven patents to his name to date What CL Hoang has accomplished in this memorable travelogue is to reawaken a part of history that so desperately needs to be re examined Understanding the Vietnam War roughly November 1955 with the first American advisors escalating in 1964 with the Gulf of Tonkin incident building in 1965 and peaking in 1968 with the Tet Offensive and lasting until the fall of Saigon in April 1975 is something we all must attempt For those of us who served in Vietnam in 1968 1970 those memories we thought best submerged need to come forth allowing us to examine them and never repeat them What Ho ng has provided is a table to which he invites us to see that war from both sides and in doing so understand the trauma inflicted on all involved lasting into the present for manyPreface By nature I am a slow planner especially when it comes to long trips away from home So imagine my surprise when in 2016 I was presented with an opportunity to join a group tour to Southeast Asia with the main focus on Vi t Nam and I heard myself spontaneously blurt out Sign me up From what I gathered it was going to be one heck of a trip Seventeen days in total beginning and ending with a 20 hour flight over an 8000 mile stretch of ocean across 15 time zones and the International Date Line and a wide scale of climate changes Most significant to me it would mark my first time to travel back to the ancestral homeland I hadn t seen in over four decades On several occasions over the years I had entertained the thought of such a venture but had invariably faltered when confronted with the logistics After all Vi t Nam having just opened its door in the last 25 years is still a relatively new tourist destination in the midst of modernizing its infrastructures But even daunting than the challenge of mapping out a detailed itinerary complete with hotel and transport accommodations was a pervasive sense of uncertainty Has the country healed from decades of brutal warfare enough to welcome visitors with open arms What is it like nowadays inside one of the last remaining communist regimes in the world Would I find myself a lost stranger in the land of my childhood thus confirming the perennial adage that one can never go home again But then when I learned that the tour in uestion was organized by an international travel company of good repute and that it would be headed by an experienced Vietnamese guide who would handle all the planning minutiae I realized on the spot I had no excuses It was now or never Time to discover the answers to my uestions And this is simply his background that opens a book of memories renewal discoveries and one of the finest series of photographs of meaningful places and people o Vietnam available today There is a statement on his website about the purpose of the book and it is worth uoting Have you ever wondered what Vietnam is like some forty years after the war has ended Then come along with the author as he returns to visit his ancestral homeland for the first time after a decades long absence Retrace his steps with him around his former hometown of Saigon in the south and then follow him along on an itinerary of discovery to other uniue destinations throughout the country Hoi An the best preserved medieval seaport in Southeast Asia Hue the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam on the central coast Halong Bay a world renowned natural wonder and Hanoi the country s thousand year old capital in the north Filled with historical and cultural tidbits and personal reminiscences and illustrated with over forty photographs Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees offers the reader an insightful and fascinating glimpse of this tropical land A treasure box for those Vietnamese who were transplanted here after the war and a very special reflection for those of us who only saw the war ravaged Vietnam during in combat the 60s Highly recommended


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    Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees (PDF) After years away from his native Vietnam CL Hoang finds much has chanced and much has stayed the sameI thoroughly enjoyed

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    Read & Download Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees C.L. Hoang Ï 5 review review Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï C.L. Hoang “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” Marcel ProustC L Hoàng was born and raised in South Vietnam during the war and came to the United States in the 1970s He graduated from the University of California Berkeley and earns his living as an electronic engineer wit

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    Read & Download Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees (PDF) C.L. Hoang Ï 5 review Vietnam is on my long list of places I want to visit before I die With the uestion Have you ever wondered what Vietnam is like some forty years after the war has ended? prompting an of course response I was immediately interested in this memoir It isn't a genre I typically review however this one sounded far too fascinating to turn downWith vivid descriptions and beautiful pictures incorporated abundantly throughout the pages this travelogu

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    review Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï C.L. Hoang Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees (PDF) C.L. Hoang Ï 5 review As a Vietnam veteran and one who has returned four times for medical mission work CLHoangʻs colorful descriptions and insightful comments br

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    C.L. Hoang Ï 5 review Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees (PDF) A lovely travelogue written by a Vietnamese gentleman who visits for his first time in decades Thank you for taking us along with you

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