March 14, 2018 Bozeman, Montana I've been home for a few days now, trying to catch up on projects, meetings and phone calls and e-mails set aside while I was working in Vietnam. The list is long. Amidst the information overload that is the return to work, I often think back to my time in Vietnam and … Continue reading Bozeman, Montana to Danang, Vietnam – What does the future hold?
In Malaysia, there is still a doctor that makes house calls -- the Solar Doctor. Iwan, my host and owner of SunCrox Solar, has done a lot of work in remote villages helping them set up small, stand-alone solar systems to provide lights in their houses. This week, I had the privilege of joining him … Continue reading The Solar Doctor
It wasn’t easy. Travelling abroad never is. That is why it is so compelling and why it teaches one so much. While it may sound like an opportunity you wouldn’t turn away, committing to a trip like this was difficult. I had to give up control over my life for two full weeks. For a … Continue reading Stay Strong
Danang, Vietnam, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Danang Branch On Wednesday, March 7 Trang and I visited with Troung Thi Kim Anh, Deputy Director, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Danang Branch and Tran Ky Nam, Specialist, International Relations Department of the VCCI Danang Branch. This visit was in … Continue reading Bozeman, Montana to Danang, Vietnam – My Final Days
Danang, Vietnam, March 6, 2018 Danang City Department of Agriculture On Tuesday, March 6, Trang and I met with Nguyen Phu Ban, Director, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Peoples Committee of Danang and Thai Van Quang, Chief of Rural Development Division, Danang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (www.snnptnt.danang.gov.vn). Departmental mandates include: Formulate strategies … Continue reading Agriculture and Innovation in Danang and Montana
The last week of my program has been spent in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. The city has a population of 10 to 14 million depending on who you talk to on any given day. It’s a city on the go and a city on the rise. Walking in the streets, in the markets or … Continue reading A Blended Community
It is hard to believe that I've been in Malaysia for a week already. On the other hand, it is hard to believe I've only been here a week. It is an unbelievable, dynamic, diverse country. My host, Iwan of Suncrox Solar, and his family have been great hosts. The culture is based on hospitality. … Continue reading Have you eaten?
February 28 – March 4, 2018 – Danang, Vietnam We had a busy and eventful week in Danang last week so this weekend’s trip to Hue was a much-needed break from the fast-paced schedule of meetings, discussions, and tours. More on Hue later in this post. Trang set up a series of meetings with some of … Continue reading Bozeman to Danang: Partners in Innovation, Education and Resiliancy
I have been in Thailand for almost a week and I have encountered a wide array of scenery, people and traditions. The first few days of my trip were spent in Bangkok, Capital City of Thailand. There are over 10 million people who live in Bangkok. The City never sleeps. It's exciting and there are … Continue reading Country of Contrasts