Friday, August 29, 2008

Vietnam Vacation August '08

The next day on the island was relaxing and filled with lots of swimming
Sung Hyun ready to leap in our hotel pool
And me, I'm just jumping right in
Posing in the water
ditto
Then we went to the BIG salty pool. The view of our resort in the back
All that swimming made us hungry so we enjoyed our dinner over looking the pool
but not without goofing around for a bit
Yummy fish.......
AND HAM AND PINEAPPLE PIZZA PEOPLE..............WORTH EVERY CALORIE (but I don't count them anyways, so that's why we had this dish more than once)
After dinner we went to the market by our resort for some snacks
And Sung Hyun met a friend. This man wouldn't stop speaking Vietnamese to him.....hehe
Watermelon for under $2. That's a big deal, especially when you pay on average $15 in Korea for one ;)
I was loving it!!!!
Then we went for a walk along the beach
Chilled out on some chairs for a rest
And had a midnight dip in the pool

Traffic in Vietnam

Motorbikes everywhere!!!

Vietnam Vacation August '08

These pictures below were taken from the back seat of the taxi on our way back to the airport. We were on our way to the island Phu Quoi.

On your mark, get set, GO!!!!

I suspect this is some form of propoganda

Cool building

Red light, Green light

A boy slurping street noodles

Another cool building along the drive

Then we ran into a bunch of Koreans at the airport and I asked the man (in Korean) if he would take a picture of us...........they were shocked I could speak Korean

I was excited to go to this island

Got there, plopped our bags down and got some food ($20 a night for our room)

Didn't taste so good..............plus where is the Kimchi?

First day weather, not so good..........

........time to catch some sand crabs

Run Sung Hyun run........

Got one !!!!!

Whooaaaa!!!!

The view of the resort pool from our room ;) Nice, nice, very nice!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A little Kevjumba is sure to make you laugh...

This one is my favorite because it deals with the issue of interracial couples.

For more of his work, check out his site at www.kevjumba.com

Vietnam Vacation August '08

Day 2 of Vietnam had to be one of my favourites. In fact, I really enjoyed the guided tours that I took simply because I didn't have to worry about anything. For $5 a person we got to see some really spectacular things. Take a look:


It was cool to get out of the big city and see Vietnam's country side. But there were still a lot of motorbikes to be seen

Sung Hyun enjoying his banana on the bus ride bright and early in the morning.


First stop was a craft shop. Really cool things but quite expensive. This bowl in the above picture is made with broken egg shells, so neat!!!!


You'll see these little ladies in life size all over Vietnam selling various things from their baskets.

Then after the craft shop they took us to this amazing palace/ church. It was beautiful on the outside, but even better inside.


A picture of Sung Hyun walking on the grounds of the church

And one of me

I really enjoy this picture of us

Everyone had to take off their hats, sunglasses and shoes before entering

Take a peak inside:




Next stop, lunch.

This was the best Vietnamese food that we had on the entire trip

After lunch we headed to the Cu Chi tunnels. I was really looking forward to this part of the trip and it was on my list of things to do. I'm glad I went -- a great learning experience.

Here's a model view of the tunnels -- a system of intricate underground workings that were used to shelter and enable the troops in the Vietnam war to make surprise attacks against the Americans before disappearing back through camouflaged trap doors.

The trap doors that happen to be big enough for only the Vietnamese. Not too sure if American solders would fit through them.

See how small you have to be to fit?

But Sung Hyun could do it.......


A trap door with bamboo sticks. Very simple, yet useful!!!

These tunnels were used in the resistance against the US by the Cu Chi people. We made it 75m in the reconstructed tunnels made 25cm larger for fat Western tourists.

They were so small...........

I just barely fit ;)

And then when we got back to our hotel we enjoyed a nice cold Vietnamese beer.......what a great day from start to finish!!!!