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Adventure in Fluency’s Guide to Planning Your Family Trip to Vietnam

It is hard to believe that we are leaving on our family trip to Vietnam in just a few days.  It seems like just yesterday that I started planning this adventure.  However, I started planning this trip in July of 2016, just after our return from Croatia.  For me, I love the challenge of planning a new adventure.  I am a planner and thrive on ironing out the details.  However, I recognize not everyone may enjoy this process as much as I do.  Therefore, I am going to share with you the steps you may want to follow if you want to plan a trip to Vietnam with your family. I am also going to share with you different websites and applications that have made planning this trip easier.

Learn Vietnamese (One Year in Advance)

Learning Vietnamese is a lot easier than you think.  According to George Millo Ayancan at Fluent in Three Months, the only thing hard about learning Vietnamese is the pronunciation.  In his article, 9 Reasons Vietnamese is Easier Than You Think, he will inspire you to give this language a try.

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What Learning Vietnamese Can Teach You about San Francisco

My trip to Vietnam in December of 2017 is now booked, kicking into high gear my motivation to learn Vietnamese.  With just three short months left to learn this completely new language, I find the task to be a bit daunting.  Unlike Spanish or French or Greek, Vietnamese is completely unconnected to anything I know.   I dive in and try several different language programs and on-line applications.   However, I think my favorite part about learning a new language is what it teaches me about how it connects to San Francisco.  Learning Vietnamese has given me an opportunity to learn and connect more with the vibrant Vietnamese community living in my beautiful city by the Bay.

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