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Cao Lanh, Vietnam-Sheila Wolfson, Interplast volunteer trip support.
Several US team members began our journey from the San Francisco airport, checking in the 29 Interplast boxes filled with the medical supplies that we would need for two weeks of surgeries in Cao Lanh, a small city in southwest Vietnam. We had a great experience with Eva Air, as the flight attendants were pleasant and accommodating and we arrived at our destinations on time. We met the rest of our team in either Taipei, Taiwan or at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is the most international team I have participated in, so in addition to hearing Vietnamese spoken by the locals, we have the pleasure of hearing terms such as chap and brilliant being uttered by our anesthesiologists from Britain and New Zealand.