It is possible though!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The water was so nice...at first, then it got a little chilly as the sun started to go down.
Here I am, half emerging in the water. My purse even got its own stool too.
These kids were having the best time.
There were all sorts of man made structures that built into the stream that created mini water falls and large wading pools.
Kwang got into it as well. We had been walking around all day and the water felt so good.
It was fun to see all of the families out. Most bring a mat to lay on and lunch, spending the day lounging near the water. It was one of the first senses of community that I've experienced while in Seoul.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
If you look closely you can see people along the Jesus's shoulders.
On the base of the Jesus there was a bronze relief of the Last Supper.
The trek up the hill wasn't too bad though yet again I found myself soaked with sweat in Vietnam.
Alyssa was bold enough to climb up the Jesus. I wasn't dressed appropriately with a tank top and shorts on. Nor did I feel like taking the plunge with the sun rising.
We went for a walk early one morning and the fishermen were getting ready to go out.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Here's a boat full of pineapples at the market.
This woman was pretty amazing. I don't think I would ever be able to master the paddling while standing skill this woman has down.
You can even buy lotto tickets at the floating market!
I thought that this was brilliant. Boats advertise the fruits and vegetables they have for sale by attaching their wares to a long mast that can be see from far away. This boat had a lot of variety while others focused mainly on one product.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
During my trip we used the river twice as an exit from the city. It was a quicker way to get to other points around the southern part of Vietnam. Along the way I got to see how everyday life is away from the city.
Many parts of the country are prosperous and gaining wealth, but along the river a different story is taking place.
Many people were living on boats. We saw lots of children come out and wave as we passed by.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Also on display were a variety of deadly traps that were used in the war. Often poison was applied to the hooked spikes lining the traps. This one really made you watch where you were walking along the trail.
Here the guide is demonstrating what would happen if you stepped on this trap. Yep, a spike right through your foot. Ouch!
It was explained to us that this was one was designed especially to get you where it counts, your knees, inner organs and the baby maker.