Mekong Delta, part 3
The first stop on the Mekong Delta was to a bee farm where I got to try honey right from the comb (felt like Winnie the Pooh) and royal jelly
Full shot of the resting Buddha
The next day I had a Mekong Delta tour and we made a pitstop at this cool Buddhist temple along the way. As you can tell from my squinting, it was really bright lol
I was surprised by the hammer and sickle flag but it does make sense. Drink egg coffee if you ever get the chance
Here's the full picture of the cats since I cropped it wrong accidentally
Thousand Buddha Temple, part 2
Thousand Buddha Temple, part 1
I started walking towards another temple on my itinerary and randomly came across one that was better than some of the others I was planning to visit. I also took a video of what it's like crossing the street (bad angle 🙁)
And now onto my photos from my winter vacation that just passed. First, I went to Ho Chi Minh City and my hotel gave me a free coconut haha. Then I explored some temples. I started at Ba Thien Hau Temple.
Back in early October, @millgeo went up a completely normal escalator
And to end my Chuseok photos, I went to Suseong Lake and Seomun Night Market
Here's the rest of Anapji. It was too late at night to get good photos of the burial mounds by the time I got there, but I did get some of Cheomseongdae (a strangely unguarded UNESCO site) and a cool unpainted gazebo
So many colors!
After checking out of the grotto, I had to wait until sunset for the last bus back to Gyeongju proper so I rang the giant bell (maybe too loudly) and ate some Dragon Ball themed ice cream. When the bus came, the first thing I had to see was Anapji, which is a small pond that has 3 temple gazebos (I don't know haha) around it and is lit up nicely at night
After Bulguksa, I fortunately caught the last bus going to Seokguram, which has a stone Buddha inside of the small temple in picture 8. However, pictures weren't allowed to be taken of it. In picture 9, the sign says "Be quiet" and the people behind it were loud as hell.
Back to my Chuseok pictures now... I decided not to put a filter on these so that you could see just how beautiful the sunset was. I made a day trip over to Gyeongju while I was there and the first place I headed to was Bulguksa.
My students learned about fire safety today and it was actually really awesome