After leaving Saigon I travelled to LA for a writers conference and I will endeavour to give you an oversight of my Weekend at SCBWI in LA in and upcoming post soon. For now I would like to finish the postcard with as promised some of my photos and hope you will enjoy them…. pop along to my Travel Insight Page for the conslusion of our Trip. Thankyou for joining my husband and I.
Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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I have read your last postcard and looked at the photos for two days, and kept meaning to respond. Also loved the additional photos on FB. You are a very good photographer! The pictures that really struck me were the Monks in Laung, your boat trip on Halong Bay with so much beauty and the mountains rising from the sea, the Hanoi Hilton (eerie) — and pink eggs. Were they dyed or laid by an pink Flamingo 🙂 ?? What a memorable journey you had, and you certainly have the photos to bring back the memories. Somewhere in all your aventures, there are many stories. I couldn’t believe the boat you slept on. Maybe a story in the pink eggs??? Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this journey with you. You did such a beautiful job of capturing it in story and photos.
Thankyou so much Pat, it’s always lovely to have a friendly face here. Yes it has been a memorable journey and this time I seem to have taken so many pictures, but that is because I have noted some stories I would like to pursue from these in the coming months. Being visual these pictures help, also some of them willl help in a new YA Novel I hope to have ready in the New Year. Pink eggs…hahah yes, actually these are known as Century Eggs or “Hundred year old eggs” and when opened they are black inside. I believe the eggs are coated with a paste of clay, tea, quicklime, salt and wood ashes to help preserve them without refrigerating. A technic the Chinese use and kept in an airtight jar of rice for 3 months. I never tried one….haha.
I appreciated your comments and happy you enjoyed the trip.
PS: I loved my boat, wasn’t that neat!… Hubby wants to go back, just for another boat ride….haha.