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Elaine Head


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Salt Spring Island, BC , Canada

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My husband and I travel to Vietnam yearly to do volunteer work in the town of Hoi An. We are advisors to Reaching Out Vietnam, a social enterprise which employs disabled persons,; we work with VAVA, ( Victims of Agent Orange), Children's Education Foundation and Global Village Foundation. 

Our book Back to Vietnam: Tours of the Heart about Bruce's exeprience during the war as a young Army officer and our stories of our humanitarian work 40 years later, is available through www.backtovietnam.com. 

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Journeys of the Heart

Back to Vietnam

Elaine Head's Recent Contributions

Tours of the Heart

A Veteran and his wife find Peace and Purpose in Vietnam

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Back to Vietnam: Tours of the Heart is a memoir written in two voices. This literary duet sweeps the reader back through the battle-torn history of beautiful, bewildering Vietnam and across the now...

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | People | Working Abroad | Religion | War & Conflict
Mama cooks our dinner on an open fire in Pac Ngoi, Ba Be National Park, Vietnam

Off the Beaten Track

Elaine Head - lainsie1 [230]

One of the benefits of spending time annually in Vietnam is that we can get off the beaten tourist track and experience the Vietnamese people, culture, and food in authentic surroundings, without the...

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Food | Ecotourism

500,000 Dong

Elaine Head - lainsie1 [230]

Arriving once again in Ho Chi Minh City, I re-learn the intricacies of handling Vietnamese money....a short story about adapting to customs

Destinations: Vietnam
Topics: Economy | People

Flight 395

Elaine Head - lainsie1 [230]

It's a long way to Vietnam, from my home on the west coast of British Columbia Canada, both in terms of distance and culture, but it is a trip that I make yearly The journey across the Pacific spans...

Destinations: Taiwan | Vietnam
Topics: Women & Travel

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