I have such nostalgia for Asia right now.
The desire to travel is STRONG.
Good thing today is Throwback Thursday and we can take another trip down memory lane!
Warning: Today's post from the Monkey Whimsy archives contains explicit pictures so please stop here if you would prefer not seeing any graphic images.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Trip to Taiwan & Vietnam
I was looking through pictures I took last December of my trip to Asia and realized I never shared some of the more interesting sights I saw while there.
Let me share with you some of these gems.
While in a temple in Vietnam, my sister and I were browsing through the gift shop when I spotted this book:
Remember this photo?
My sister was yelling at me.
She said she needed to show me something.
I thought it was going to be something profound.
This is what my sister had to show me:
Is this something profoundly life-changing?
Or life-changingly profound?
We were at Thanh Chuong Viet Palace near Hanoi.
This statue was located in an area of the grounds that most people would probably never venture to. My sister found it because she has this tendency to keep going and going until she can't anymore. I have this annoying habit of trying every single door in sight until I'm blocked by a locked one. We make great houseguests.
I have to say though, nothing beats what I found in Taiwan.
My aunt and uncle and two cousins took me to Jiǔfèn where there's lots of yummy food and cute little shops.
While browsing through one of the gift shops stocked with children's toys, I picked up this keychain thinking it was a metal puzzle for children:
It was not a puzzle piece.
It was also not a children's toy.
However, these keychains could come in handy for those conversations about the birds and the bees. That must be why it was stocked in a children's toy store. Nothing beats visual aids.
I regret not getting one.