Friday, April 04, 2014

Bee Farm On An Island@Ho Chi Minh City - PhotoHunt

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PhotoHunt theme : Family/rocks

Day two in HCMC. We had a fantastic buffet breakfast at our hotel before departing for the most popular and important landmark for the locals, the Mekong Delta. We were going island hopping.

On the long bus journey to our destination, our tour guide gave a brief description of the 3 islands which we would be visiting. My husband and a few men were particularly interested in an island that allows men to have 9 wives. The guide patiently answered queries from the men and added that usually those men who had 9 wives could only last 3 months. bwahahaha.....

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The weather was extremely dry and hot that day. The water was calm, the boat didn't rock much because the group carefully maintained an equal balance of body weight on each side. The boat ride was enjoyable. :)

The local motor boat cruise along the scenic Mekong River and stopped at the Unicorn Island where a honey bee farm is located.

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Upon reaching Unicorn Island, we saw some bee hives along the path to a wooden structure. A lady holding a frame of bees beckoned to us to have a closer look. I asked my husband to hold it for a picture.

The expression on hubby's face cracked me up. I don't know if it was due to seeing the women available for marriage or he was terrified by the bees. He was hurrying me to snap this picture. LOL

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There were quite a number of seniors in our tour group. We paired up with this senior couple throughout the trip, looking out for one another and having loads of fun. The elder Mister loves to joke while the capable Missus fussed over us like our mother. During the 3-day trip, we become like family.

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After we were seated, the farm workers served us honey lime tea and some local snacks. They tried to sell us honey, bee pollen and royal jelly. We didn't buy any due to limited baggage allowance.

We took a walk around the farm. I discovered a large python that was kept in a cage. A lady looking after it asked if I wanted a picture of it around my neck. I called for hubby who reluctantly posed with this forty-pound python. My husband rocks!!

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36 comments:

  1. The last one was a shocker! Your husband is a BRAVE man!
    Great pics.
    Wish you both a happy weekend! :)

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  2. Eeek! I don't blame your hubby for being reluctant to pose with the python :) Great pics though and perfect for the themes :)

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  3. LOL.. Luv your hubby's expression...
    I always feel apprehensive while joining a tour but some how at the end of it I always feel like one big family. Guess it is all those times we had together and the bond we shared during the tour. :)

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    1. I have never liked joining a tour group and travelling with strangers. There are so many constraints and particularly dislike those souvenir shops that fleece the tourists. Meeting a couple of good people at any activity is a blessing and Fate. I enjoyed my Ho Chi Minh city tour.

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  4. i would love to visit vietnam someday, if my lucky stars would smile at me.

    frankly my dear

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  5. The snake is scary but it must be fun. :D

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    1. It was fun, the snake was tame. It is kept to make money for the villagers :P

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  6. LOL -- the things you make your husband too... ;D

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    1. hahaha..... all for fun and unforgettable memories.

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  7. Hi ECL, nine wives is a lot. :) And your husband is very brave to hold those bees and Python. I would not have been able to do that. Cool photos!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. He is indeed brave. Don't know what my husband is thinking when he can't even handle one wife. haha.....

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  8. I wouldn't be cool with the bees either. And a python around the neck?

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  9. what a fun looking boat...i could do without the python though

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  10. Great shots and an interesting post. I don't think I'd want a python around my necks.

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    1. I had a photo of a python around my neck too. It is not that scary to hold one. The snake is cold and slimy and it is very heavy.

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  11. We don't have much for snake around here. I'll let a little secret out I rather deal with a snake the mouse. Mice are creepy to me.

    Now for your question...What are you going to do with these rocks? Create a rock garden?....I would love to do rock garden with water feature. Of course add some gold fish.

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    1. Eeeeks.... no mice. I will not ask hubby to hold a mouse for a photo shot.

      Nice to have a rock garden with a water feature. Look forward to it.

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  12. ha ha this is a funny post. from that story about husbands not able to last because they have 9 wives to your hubby faithfully abiding your every wish of a photo opp. :D

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  13. Nice post ! I have the same picture of me as your last one, with a snake around my neck, lol !

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  14. I enjoy reading about your trip. And I agree, you husband is very brave!

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  15. you were certainly testing his resolve! :)

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  16. Your hubby was so brave!

    I got stung by a bee during a hike yesterday and it sure wasn't fun!

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  17. Gosh.... snake and bees.... i can pengsan LOL

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  18. Isn't it wonderful how those we meet can become like family? Family is more than a genetic connection! Great shots for this week's hunt.

    Have a great weekend.

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  19. What? A man can have up to 9 wives there?!

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  20. Wah! Your hubby so brave - dare to hold the python!

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  21. lol..i've never heard of the island that allows men to have 9 wives! and wahh..your hubby is so brave! :D

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  22. Good grief that guy is a good sport. You should definitely keep him ;>))! Sounds like a great trip.

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