For the weekend I decided that rather than going to a beach resort I would got to the town of Dalat, which is in the mountainous part off Vietnam. One does not think of Vietnam as mountainous, but much of the country is. We had a 4 hour ride up some rather steep roads with many switchbacks.
The road to Dalat
Once there we were treated to many interesting sights, including several Buddhist temples.
We also visited a large flower park and saw a beautiful exhibit of orchids.
They say an army travels on it's stomach, well so does a Resurge team. Each day we are given lunch made by a local woman. Today we had a lamb sausage, sweet potato, fried sticky rice and mango. Our lunch Just in case we hadn't enough, we decided to have "street food" for dinner. That meant we went to one of the local eating places that on the sidewalk. This one served a type of soup which had quails eggs, bean sprouts, peanuts and a type of ham as well as noodles in a broth. My dinner. Another place specialized in a sort of crepe. Hope to go there next week. The crepes. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
Ytron is an 18 month old child from one of the mountain villages. He was born with a cleft lip. When his mother heard a team was coming she walked for several hours and the took a bus, spending about 8 hours total time to get to the hospital. She arrived the day after we had clinic and the schedule was fairly full. The team decided that we would add him to the next days schedule even if it meant the day would run a little longer.
Spent yesterday getting over jet lag acclimating to the 90 degree temp and seeing a few of the sights. Found a Hindu temple that I had seen on a previous trip. In fact it was only about a block from my hotel.
It is sandwiched between several taller buildings and only the very ornate entrance tower lets you know it is there. It was built by immigrants from southern India It honors the goddess Miriamman, who is the goddess who protects against smallpox.
Iam at this time I am unable to add photos. Hope I can correct that.
We are about 2 hours into the 15 hour flight to Hong Kong and just finishing our lunch when the announcement comes that they are looking for a doctor. I must confess that I have very mixed emotions when that happens. If someone is having a heart attack or something like that, I feel pretty unprepared t deal with it. Anyway, as I had told my seat mate what I did I could not escape. Lucky it was just a pain problem due to a tooth abscess and it was easy for me to recommend some stronger pain medication that was in the medical box. The rest of the flight was uneventful - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad