View From the Top – With a Little Irreverence Thrown In

From atop the hill with the towers, one could see far, across the river and into the village below.
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The view showed contrasts, from a comfortable resort
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to something that required a closer look
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which revealed – a laundry room for someone’s home?
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There were rooftops
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balconies
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and shops.
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Boats on the river
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Atop the hill, there were many statues – I believe these were Hindu deities
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behind a headless statue someone before us had stacked some rocks, which of course invited the irreverence (with the hope that we would offend no one).
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And behind the pond was a hillock with large rocks, which invited meditation – of a sort – by Kat and I.
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For Gep, it offered opportunities to do one of the things he does best.
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There were also flowers on the hilltop
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and a child on the stairs.
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Before we leave, time to take a rest.
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Suddenly, our time was done. Kat and I had to catch a plane back to Saigon, but first one last foot and leg massage, which came with a bonus
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of cucumber slices on the face. Soooo relaxing – $5, people!

Then we headed back to the airport, leaving Gep behind for a couple more days before he headed off to Nepal. See some of what he was doing after we left at http://www.santacruzprophotos.com – then click on “Blog”. I think you’ll be as impressed as I am.

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About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 2 dogs, 1 cat, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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7 Responses to View From the Top – With a Little Irreverence Thrown In

  1. Cracking up at the improvisation photos with the headless statue!

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  2. Colleen says:

    Wonderful wonderful photos Carol! It has been a rare treat following your travels with Kat and Gep. And Gep’s photos and blog are very worthy of a read, exceptional, in all ways. Wishing you all the best in the New Year 🙂

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  3. Heather says:

    These are terrific! Genuinely made me laugh out loud 🙂
    So happy you had this opportunity and took it – so inspiring!

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  4. lakeafton says:

    I’m sure the meditation outweighed the irreverence. Great photos.

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  5. suzicate says:

    I so cracked up at your, Gep, and Kat’s poses with the statue! You look like a cucumber mummy in the last photo…oooh relaxing…

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  6. orples says:

    I see you guys had a good time with that headless statue to round out your day. 😉 It looks like you had a wonderful day altogether. Good for you. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  7. Lisa says:

    It’s always amazing to see the way people in other countries live. That first shot is a wonderful panoramic. I find it a bit odd to see the baby in a coat and hat, yet you all are in summer attire! Your irreverent poses made me smile…and I know no disrespect was intended. 🙂

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