Dan Harley's World

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Remembering My Dad

The Obituary of Daniel Harley, Sr.

My Father passed away on the morning of November 14th, 2014. This is his obituary.

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Power Goes Out in Hanoi

Something we take for granted in more developed countries is electricity. Rarely do we have have power outages (unless we forget to pay the bill). However, this is a common in Vietnam and especially Hanoi. This short video is how my family dealt with a power outage during our trip:



Visiting Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake

World Circus Day in Hanoi, Vietnam

SAM_2143_01On  Saturday (April 20th, 2013) we gathered up Little Danny and my brother-in-law’s family to see the circus. This turned out to be a much more exciting adventure than originally expected.

I’ve been to countless circuses in the U.S. and didn’t expect this to be much different. I was half right and pleasantly surprised too. The talent here was very impressive and especially the gymnastics related exhibits. We happened to be there for World Circus Day whereas it is the beginning of a tour for the Vietnam Circus Foundation which they will perform in other parts of Vietnam and in other countries. the talent was top notch.

Here’s a video that digests about 2 1/2 hours of circus down to about 15 minutes.



Celebrating Tet in Thai Binh Vietnam


Thai Binh, Vietnam

A couple days after arriving in Hanoi, we took a short trip to Thai Binh as part of the Tet festivities whereas we honor and celebrate our ancestors. Both my wife and I have family and ancestry roots in Thai Binh, but in different parts of the province.

Where Ha’s family is located was quite a feat of travel. It literally took longer to get from Thai Binh City to the village where Ha’s family is located than it took to travel from Hanoi to Thai Binh. Some of the roads were very narrow and almost inaccessible by the mini-bus which Ha’s brother, Nam, rented for our travels. We arrives nonetheless, and I made the following video to capture the moment:


Traveling from Los Angeles to Hanoi via Taipei

SAM_1573We’re finally underway for the trip to Hanoi that was supposed to start in January. It’s two weeks into the trip so far, and we’ve already had ourselves some adventures as well as setting up for some exciting times ahead. In the meantime, I wanted to give everyone who cares a quick glimpse of our travel so far.

Here’s a video of our flight from LAX to Hanoi via Taipei. The entire flight and connections is about 20 hours total, but you get to enjoy it all in about four minutes. Enjoy! ~ Dan


Getting Ready for the Big Trip to Hanoi, Vietnam!

We’re making the final preparations and packing stuff up for our trip to Vietnam. We’ll be there for about two month on mixed objectives (business & pleasure).

What’s amusing right now is getting two months worth of stuff we need into 300 lbs of luggage. You’d this that would be a lot until you start packing things up.  We’re already looking at having some of our luggage shipped instead of carrying it.

We’ll see very soon! ~ Dan

Trail Ride to Apple Valley’s Hilltop House

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