This was shot a few days after the big storms that took out our power and flooded parts of the city. Truly a rare and beautiful sight.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Can Tho Floating Market starts at dawn and only lasts a couple hours. Most of the food sold goes to restaurants or inland markets. Some goes to the people who live along the river or in house boats.
Melons and child monk at the floating market.
Most boats were selling fruit and vegetables. This is the only one I saw selling a full cooked meal: barbecued meat and soup.
Big boat of pumpkin-like gourds. Most boats tied whatever they were selling to a long pole so that you could see what was available from far away.
The river at night.
Can Tho's quiet streets at night.
On Saturday we drove with eight other people from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho near the southern tip of Vietnam. The drive there took most of the day and went through the rice basket of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta. We stopped at a few places along the way, including a war memorial.
Memorial stone for "Ap Bac Victory" (Jan. 2, 1963) amongst the rice fields.
Shot down helicopter with Southern Vietnam's colors.
The memorial's staff were cleaning it while we were there.
Traditional Mekong meal. Whole fried chicken (feet and head included), wild river eel and fresh chicken eggs. The eel was good, but I wasn't a fan of eating the chicken with the skin on it.
Puppy cleaning up the bones at the restaurant.
Lotus in pond at rest stop.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The organization I'm interning with, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, built a school in rural Thai Nguyen Province with the help of the Boeing company. We went there today for the ribbon cutting ceremony. It took over three hours to get there by car and the last part was weaving through mountains and tiny unpaved roads.
A village baby I made friends with at the school opening.
Note the blonde locks sewn into her bandana.
Kids at the school.
The official photo of school staff and VIPs.
This is only a small percentage of the students at the school.
The kids wore VVAF hats made for the occasion.
Boeing representative Kevin Heise and VVAF country director Thao Griffiths.