One of the joys of life is to meet people who are like you. Individuals who share your story and can relate to you. Each time you meet someone, it’s like playing a game of catch up and comparing notes.
Today on the show we talk with Tri Nguyen, a Vietnamese Swiss.
In Today’s Episode
- How does a Vietnamese family end up in Switzerland?
- Growing up in a village of 4,000 people.
- Learning about Vietnam and it’s culture
- And much more!
Here’s who he is in his own words:
“I’m Swiss. Well, on paper at least.”
That’s what I used to say a lot. I was born and raised in Switzerland, but my parents came from Vietnam. Growing up in Switzerland always felt a bit weird to me for some reason.
Even though I felt more Vietnamese than Swiss, I didn’t have a strong connection to Vietnamese culture except the food and the language.
I also didn’t had a lot of Vietnamese friends until 3 years ago, when I was asked to join a summer camp for Vietnamese teenagers.
But it wasn’t until my very first trip to Vietnam in 2016 (I was already 27 years old then!), when I realized what it really means to be Vietnamese. After another trip in 2017, I was so fascinated that I decided to actually live in Vietnam for some time.
I’m going to share my experiences on my Youtube channel.
The above video is not on his channel but features Tri and his story along with those of other Swiss Vietnamese.
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Thanks for listening! I look forward to hearing from you next week.