I can honestly say I’ve had a top 5 in my life type of morning today. It started with a ride on my motor bike on loan (THANKS QUINN!!). We left the small city of Nha Trang and rode into the country side. It’s a beautiful part of Vietnam. Rice fields, lotus flowers, palm trees with a scenic mountain back drop. The people are very friendly. The further from the city you go, the more narrow the roads become. We arrived at our host’s place for a late breakfast/lunch (Vietnamese brunch). We went to the back, where a chicken had already been picked and waiting for me to be dealt with. I’ve seen this done in movies, as well as in other places I cannot recall, but it was MY time to accomplish this age old task. I was then instructed in the art of humane chicken slaughter. The old school way humans have been doing it for thousands of years.
I have never done anything like this in my life. I’m not the most handy man. My skills are limited to assembling furniture, hanging pictures and putting up shelves. I was way out of my element here, but I wanted to try new things while I was out here.
It was insane!! I wanna tell you more, but I’ll save it for when I post the video.
Here are a couple stills from the footage.
After we dined on the bird I slaughtered, we drove back from the country making a few quick stops to take some pictures. We then headed into the city and made one last stop at Chùa Long Son Pagoda Long Son. It’s also known as the White Buddhist Temple. Built in 1886, the temple is beautiful. I have never climbed so many stairs in my life!! The 75 monks that live there, climb them four times a day, every morning at 4AM. Obviously I am not cut out for that lifestyle. Their discipline is impressive.
Here are a few pictures taken with my iPhone 4S.
As promised, here is the teaser from some of the upcoming episodes to our tour in Asia. It was filmed and edited by DJ P Plus. You haven’t seen nothing yet…