Thursday, June 14, 2007

Good Morning, Hanoi

We fly out to Hanoi this morning for An's visa interview. He has been issued a Vietnamese passport, so as far as the Vietnamese government is concerned, he is ours. We submitted most of the paperwork for his American visa here at the U.S. Consulate in HCMC but are required to interview in person at the U.S. Embassy. It's a two-hour flight to the north. While we have really enjoyed our time in Ho Chi Minh City, it will be fun to explore another Vietnamese city. City. However, we are also starting to get weary of living in hotels and are longing to bring our family back to the U.S. and begin the process of helping An settle into his home. And as much as I love Vietnam, the heat and humidity is starting to get to me. You can't be out in it for more than an hour or two, even early in the morning, before you feel yourself become completely drained. In a climate like this, air-conditioining is not a luxury, it's a necessity.

If all goes according to plan, we may be ready to fly back to the U.S. as early as the middle of next week. More to come from Hanoi.

6 comments:

Alex said...

Neato--So you can leave when all the paper stuff is done? Hope all continues to go as well as it sounds like it's going---hi to all---alx

Michelle said...

The heat must be really bad if it's getting to you. You usually have such a high tolerance for heat! Here's hoping you get back

Michelle said...

...soon! (left off an important word)

hibtone said...

Michelle says you LOVED visiting NYC in the hot, humid, sticky summer. Maybe your heat tolerance disappeared along with the "insular layer" you've lost since then.

Here's hoping for a quick transaction in Hanoi and a speedy return home for your newly-complete family!

tod said...

I forgot: more pics!

Kvn said...

Great pictures. Very special to be able to read as things happen. So glad they're going well. The weather report says it's raining really hard, so maybe the heat broke a little? Hi to all and best to everyone.