The first day in Vietnam has been amazing! Amslink has done a wonderful job of accomidating us in their beautiful country. The culture shock definitely has not been as bad as expected. The hotel is very old and not at all like US hotels, but that makes the experiene all the more authentic. We have just been doing orientation stuff today, and we start shadowing teachers on Monday. I have already fallen in love with this beautiful city, and I can''t wait to explore (and eat) more.