More reading on our trip to Vietnam. Hard to believe it was almost 4 years ago!
We are now in Phan Thiet , a city by the sea. We went out for our cycling ride early as it was very hot and humid. Always time to stop to take a few pics. Pagoda, fishing habour, sand dunes. I really wanted to capture all those memories and keep enjoying them after the trip.
Typical fishing boats. Here is a bit of info about it. The thung chai, or “basket boat”, traces its history back to the French colonial era. As the story goes, the French arrived in Vietnam and began levying taxes left, right and center – including a tax on the ownership of boats. Most of the poor Vietnamese fishermen who depended on boats for their livelihood could not afford to pay the taxes, so they invented a new type of boat: the thung chai.
Time to see what the fishermen brought back from the sea. Here the woman are sorting out the fish.
Some girls are working on the sand dunes. For 1$, we could have experienced the sliding but we did not want to be full of sand for the continuation of our bike ride. You can see how they protect themselves from the sun. Long sleeves, long pants, hat and even some gloves. They have this piece of clothing to protect their nose and mouth. Not sure how we call it but I ended up buying some just for fun ( and a souvenir).
A beautiful beach. A relaxing afternoon by the pool. Good weather…
I hope you enjoyed all the photographs. More to come in my next post next week. Thanks for reading.