Final days in Saigon

We had our orientation over the past few days and it was great meeting the other Fulbrighters (who will be spread out all over Vietnam when we leave here) and getting to experience some Vietnamese culture. We took a day trip to the Mekong Delta where we watched how they make fish sauce, rice paper, crafts, and a bunch of other things. The food was great, the people were friendly, and all in all it was a fantastic experience. Other than that, it's been a lot of sitting in lecture halls and listening to a lot of information regarding our stay here in Vietnam and how to make the most of it. I think in this situation, pictures will speak better than words, so I'll put up a bunch here. Now it's off to Nha Trang, my home city for the next ten months! Super excited!

A bunch of meats at the market. Pig ears anyone??

Living the hard life in the Mekong Delta

An artist and his shop (really great work!)

Vietnamese woman makes rice paper

A typical sight in Vietnam

Making these beautiful works of art is very labor intensive! Takes a line of workers several hours just to finish one!

Incredible work

Local Vietnamese spirits may have a snake or scorpion inside...watch out!