Photos by Minh Thi Nguyen (University of Kansas), Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Summer 2016
CET hosted a fun three days two nights weekend trip for us (CET students and our roomates) at province Vinh Long. This Mekong Delta trip was amazing! We got to see a lot of beautiful sights, enjoyed the cool breeze, and shared all of the fun experiences with each other. We had a wonderful boat driver and a very cool tour guide. As I was taking this picture, we were heading toward Ut Trinh Homestay; where we will be staying for the next three days.
As the program is coming to an end and I am about to go back to United States, my roommate and I decided to take a trip to Da Lat. This picture was taken at the tea plantation, one of Da Lat’s staple products. Everywhere I looked, it was green and beautiful. The weather up here –I heard– is always cool, just like Fall in the U.S. and the air was fresh.
After a short break and a fulfilling lunch, CET students took us to different places; coconut candy shop, Rice Krispy shop (Vietnamese version), and fire kilns. At the coconut candy shop, my roommate and I got the chance to hold a 27kg (60lbs) python.
It started raining the moment we got back from our fun biking adventure. I saw my chance and snapped this beautiful shot at Ut Trinh’s homestay. I just know that whenever I look at this picture, it soothes me and wipes away my worries.
It took us a lot of efforts and time to find this magical Tiger’s Cave Waterfall deep into the forest of Da Lat. My roommate and I decided to take one last picture together before leaving back to Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh to complete the CET program. Two months of the CET Public Health and Service-Learning in Vietnam has been amazing, but, the best part of it was definitely having a roommate. From all of the late night talking, to trying out strange food, to studying hard together, my roommate has made this trip very memorable.
Energized from a declious breakfast, we took a one hour trip by boat to another province. Our boat not only transported us but also our bikes. Following our tour guide, we rode our bikes on these narrow and thrilling roads to a house that is known for making the yummy Vietnamese Donut treat; bánh tiêu.