Here’s a note from Vicky Ann, written in her little black book on Saturday.
Nothing electronic can replace an adventure like this, and thanks to my friend, Tim, it is all possible.
I’ve climbed more steps on my way to temples and pagodas, crouched through two adjoining Vinh Moc war tunnels, paddled in and out of nine water caves, seen amazing sea creatures, and met some of the hardest working people in my life.
Only day 13 of a 29-day trip! Overnight train tonight and, soon, on to Cambodia, if all goes as planned.
I’m writing this poolside as Vicky Ann swims in the frigid hotel pool with two Russian women. She’s yelling to me about our plans to swim in the ocean this afternoon and making new friends, even though they don’t speak a word of English. Every day is an adventure!
Here are a few shots from our recent travels.
She’s starting to venture out on her own
We both loved Da Nang, home of the dragon bridge
Another view of the bridge
Fishing boat in Da Nang
Women watering plants for the upcoming New Year festival
Offerings left on the side of the road
Some college kids taught us how to take selfies on the beach
Vicky Ann went on a barber adventure with me
We really did crouch our way through the tunnels
Some parts were very steep
Villagers hid here during bombing raids
Making a friend in the coffee shop
We always stop to take pictures of chickens and roosters
Vicky Ann bargaining in the market
Crossing the bridge just for fun
What should I order?
Which way, Vicky Ann?
She said my shirt matched the wall
Another friend from Canada
We survived the overnight train (not as comfortable as it looks)
Kids on another train
Vicky Ann trying to get their attention
Our selfie teachers