Today we are visiting Vietnam. We had 3 days here. We spent a day in Hue, a day in Laem Chabang and on in Ho Chi Min City (Saigon). I have to say, Vietnam is not the favourite place I ever visited. I found it very dirty, there was garbage everywhere (I didn't capture it on film). I found the people trying to sell things very pushy too. While I think it is very important for us "First Worlders" to truly see how others live, now that I have seen it, I don't feel the need to see it again.
Today we will talk about the Hue region.
The following pictures are from the Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. Hue was the capital from 1802-1945. They are working to restore a lot of it.
|I love this picture because of the 2 ladies in the background|
We also visited an Asian market. If you have never visited one and have the chance, it is an experience. (But once you have been to one, you have been to them all!)
|I can't imagine buying street meat! |
We also visited the country side in Laem Chabang. The cattle and water buffalo sometimes roamed free, sometimes were on strings.
|Each square is a different persons farm. This will be rice|
|Different bike safety standards|
Our bus once had to stop for goats crossing the road.
We saw many water buffalo, which was a dream of mine!
One of the favourite things we did was stop by a rubber plantation when they were cutting the trees. If you look to the back on the right you will see a woman with a head light making a cut. If you look closely at this tree you can see where she cut.
This is what rubber looks like when it first comes out of the tree. The farmers will collect the sap in the morning. It is amazing that white sticky stuff can become tires!