Sharks Ate My Internet!

I’m finally back in Vietnam after three weeks of traveling with friends and family. It was a great break, but I’m glad to be back in Can Tho. Leaving really made me realize what a good thing I have going here…

Anyway, I’ll be posting about my travels soon, but I wanted to let you know that updates might be a bit slow, due to, yes, sharks.

Apparently there’s an undersea internet cable that runs from the US to Vietnam, and many other countries in Southeast Asia, and the portion for Vietnam is… temperamental, I suppose. Since I arrived here almost 5 months ago, there have been two instances of country-wide Internet slowdowns, all caused by damage to this cable. And, as you may have guessed, they believe sharks may be to blame. The cable gives off a frequency similar to that of certain fish that sharks like to eat, so sharks are known to attempt to eat the cables from time to time. Vietnam’s cable must be particularly tasty, or (more likely) shoddily constructed.

In any event, I’ll be attempting to post at least once a week, but uploading pictures and posts can sometimes take time, or a better connection than I currently have in my house. So please be patient – I promise I will update as soon as I can!


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