Photohunt theme : Birds/ trees
On my recent trip to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, I found it an amazing country with lots of interesting stories. Every day my mouth stayed wide-open as I listened to the stories told by the locals. Here are some interesting discoveries.
The first thing that caught the eyes of tourists when they approached the entrance of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels was this jackfruit tree. It was laden with low lying fruits. I doubt they are edible. I would not dare to taste them. Why?
a rubber plantation where corpses were buried
Our tour guide told us that many Vietnamese died during the Vietnam War. There were hundreds of corpses that the villagers would just dig a large hole and buried all the bodies in it. Then they plant trees over the burial plot. The trees grow big and strong due to the fertilizer underneath.
She added that in Vietnam, when one sees lots of fruits growing on trees or the fruits taste sweeter than usual, they are probably getting their nutrients from what are buried underneath the trees. *puke*
LOOK at the size of these raw cashew nuts!!
One of the guards picked a huge sack of cashew fruits and offered these to me,
I didn't dare to touch them. *offer prayers*
a bundle of hanging cables on the street
On my morning walk near my hotel, I noticed there were huge bundles of neatly tied up hanging cables along each street.
having meals at the sides of street
A common sight on the streets of HCMC, the locals having their meals and drinks on stools by the roadside.
I notice something weird. At the Cu Chi Tunnels, I didn't hear the chirping of birds. Neither do I see birds in the trees near my hotel. Notice that the cables and ground under the trees were clean and have no birds' droppings?
The only birds from my HCMC trip, this giant lacquer art piece costs a bomb. :)