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  1. Lori
    April 18, 2017 @ 06:32

    What an experience, Tim!


    • Tim Flanagan
      April 20, 2017 @ 00:17

      Every day is something new.


  2. Paula Agins
    April 18, 2017 @ 08:07

    Tim, I would enjoy all but the food! Hats off to you for being so comfortable with the foods of the regions. Looking forward to the next adventure 🙂


    • Tim Flanagan
      April 20, 2017 @ 00:19

      I’m not always comfortable with it, but I’m learning how to just go with the flow. Eating in Vietnam for five months gave me a lot of experience.


  3. VickyAnn
    April 18, 2017 @ 09:24

    This gives me a new impression of a rural community and I will never pick on you again for anything to do with country living!


    • Tim Flanagan
      April 20, 2017 @ 00:20

      I did experience the easy part and not all of the hard work.


  4. Deidre Toole
    April 18, 2017 @ 16:24

    The boiled egg embryo made the rice and snails sound delicious! I can’t believe they put a chicken on the fire while still alive!
    What an eating experience you are having. I have to be honest, I would be yearning to go back to that Starbucks you just were at.
    Are you losing weight!? At any rate, the attention and care you are getting makes up for it all! Stay safe and healthy!


    • Tim Flanagan
      April 20, 2017 @ 00:25

      Don’t think I’m losing weight. Eating plenty of rice and drinking coffee with loads of sugar (hard to find it without it). It is nice to go to a Starbucks or a nice hotel now and then.


  5. Rosie
    April 20, 2017 @ 08:52

    What an adventure. The description of preparing that chicken reminded me of being a young girl watching my grandparents do much the same to make our dinner!
    I can’t help but wonder if McTery will show up in CT one day. He seems to be so comfortable, interesting and interested.
    I am amazed how obsessed we are with time and how relatively little focus is on time!
    Enjoy the experience!


    • Tim Flanagan
      April 21, 2017 @ 04:35

      Yes, I just spent three hours trying to mail a package – and it didn’t bother me. In the States, I would have been furious! Of course, it helps that the only other thing on my agenda today is to find a coffee shop and prepare the next post. No stress!
      I do hope McTery can visit someday!


  6. LInda Wight
    April 22, 2017 @ 19:32

    Amazing as always- not sure I could eat eels or snails and the chicken roasting were a little hair raising. The terrain is so different. McTery and his family are all interesting. I, too, would wonder about the village and people . They took good care of u. Maybe McTery will make it to CT some day. Linda


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