|Kong encouraged kissing in front of the Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House where the movie, The Lover, was filmed in Sa Dec, Vietnam in 1992. We had no trouble cooperating!|
|There are numerous open air type markets and shops along the highway. I was having a hard time in the rain taking good photos with the window open. Thus, the rear view mirror was in the photos.|
We feel badly that we've yet to post many local photos hoping that today, after posting, if there's a little sunshine, we just might give it a try and make an effort to find our way to the beach to take some photos to share.
|A church or temple along the highway.|
Finally, I'm beginning to feel hopeful that this injury is temporary. Given another month of recovering and I expect to be as good as I was before the occurrence around June 1st in Bali. No words can describe how excited I am to return to my "old self" being able to do the simplest of tasks without Tom's help.
|Watch out! There's a tire in the road!|
Not once in these past two months since the injury has he been "overly grumpy" regarding my situation. That's not to say he doesn't do a minute or two of "overly grumpy" for some other often peculiar reason, having absolutely nothing to do with me.
|Yikes! The less-than-stellar rental car's windshield wipes don't work well.|
Ms O.B. kicked in with cheerful encouragement and optimism while he fussed while driving in the rain, terrified of running out of gas and barely able to see out the windows of the less-than-stellar rental car. Some things never change. For him, grumpiness seems to revolve around driving, traffic and transportation.
|Lots of tuk tuks and motorbikes were on the highway in the rain.|
Hopefully, tomorrow, we'll be back with new photos of Rawai Beach in Phuket. We're hoping to head out shortly now that we have a sunny day.
|Kong suggested we'd find a "happy room" (restroom) down this passageway between the house and the building next door.|
|Interesting design in the 121 year old Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House house in Sa Dec. See here for more details.|
|Each room contained original furnishings.|
|We were offered hot tea and a rest while inside the house.|
|View of the street and the river from inside the house.|
|Ornate ceiling and lighting fixture design.|
Over a period of several days, Kong mentioned a movie he suggested we watch that was to be held after dinner on July 18th at 8:45 pm since the following day we'd be visiting the location in Sa Dec, Vietnam where the movie had been filmed and was the basis of the story.
|Elaborate Buddhist shrine in the house.|
Watching a highly acclaimed Academy Award nominated movie made in Vietnam was especially appealing when we'd be able to experience the actual location where the movie was made in Sa Dec, Vietnam the following day. Watching the movie which was inspired by a true story at the location of the house, made the tour all the more exciting.
|Bedroom in the house with some updating. The house is used as a B &B for certain events explaining the flat screen TV.|
By 8:45 pm, we made our way down the steps to the meeting room on the lowest level of the ship. After yet another big meal, I wondered if we'd be able to stay awake for the two hour movie but as it turned out, neither of us dozed for a moment during the movie.
|Artistic design on dining table.|
|Table décor in main living room, most likely a modern day addition.|
The next day, we embarked on an action packed tour as we've described in past posts with photos, a portion of the tour to Sa Dec included the tour of the historical aristocratic home for which the story, The Lover, was inspired.
|A popular tourist attraction, Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House is easily visible from the main road in Sa Dec.|
Have a restful and pleasant weekend!
Photo from one year ago today, July 30, 2015:
|Many of the restaurants in Port Douglas, Australia (Queensland) are huge and elaborate attracting the most finicky of diners and tourists. For more details, please click here.|