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Kim Shepherd’s Adventures in Vietnam: Habitat for Humanity Build Part 1

Decision Toolbox CEO Kim Shepherd is lending her compassion, hard work and talent to a Habitat for Humanity build in Vietnam.  Kim is will be sharing a chronicle of her adventure with our blog readers.

 

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Getting in one last meal in LA before the trip begins – a breakfast of champions, Vietnamese style!

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My trip got off on an unexpected adventure.  I missed my connection in Seoul and had to spend the night in the hotel without my luggage.  I didn’t have a Korean dollar to my name and no one would take U.S. currency.  I can truly say that I cannot figure Seoul out.  Everyone is in a very big hurry.  I figure this is all part of the adventure in store for me.  Next plane to Hanoi!

 

Finally, after 48 hours of trains, planes and automobiles, I hooked up with the leaders of Habitat For Humanity for a couple of days in Hanoi before our build in Pho Thu Vietnam.

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Today my new friend Janice and I went on a street food tour of Hanoi on scooter. We ate things called mystery meat…didn’t dare to ask. Six meals in four hours.

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Great dinner tonight with the habitat group from Orange County.  Tomorrow we leave for Habitat for Humanity build in Phu Tho.
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We’re finally off to Phu Tho.

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Reception before the big Habitat build.  collage-531

 

Day 1 – the work begins, and by the end of the day, I’ve made a date with Ben Gay!

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Read on for part 2

 

 

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