The brave adventuresses before the voyage to Myloi.
Rain is no impediment to mopeds, just throw a $2 parka over the rider, bike, and any passengers and away we go. In the background flies the yellow star on red.
This was the "large" one lane road of the highway, with steep shoulder into leech infested waters of unknown depth.
The front gate of Uan's childhood home as seen from the porch
The aforementioned porch
Yes that's a banana tree just off to the left of the column.
The familial shrine
Paying our respects
"Is that a ball of string?" — Lan
"No, sweetie, that's a dead spider." — Mike
Lan's paternal great grandparents
Lan's paternal grandfather
Enjoying drizzling tranquility
Foreground, my beautiful wife, inadvertently in the background the Nguyen family temple
The Land of the Dead
Uan pays respects at his grandfather's grave, in the background lies his grandmother's resting place.
Paying respects at Lan's great grandfather's grave
Grandfather's grave: the family pays their respects.
On the path to meet some extended family on her father's side.
Before the Nguyen family temple
No I'm not wearing black latex pants but rather really wet brown khakis.
The porch "antechamber" to the family temple, unfortunately the temple proper was barred to us as the caretaker wasn't home during our visit.
The Lady and the Dragon
A view from the temple "porch"
A miniature mountain island situated on the temple grounds with miniature figurines symbolizing an idealized life.
A water buffalo pulling a load past the house
Driving down narrow streets, just wide enough for the van.
Two fathers have coffee with their daughters