Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Our House and Garden

We are very happy and comfortable in our upstairs apartment at Betel Garden. The breezes have been wonderful, the garden always cool and on our little deck we can enjoy a drink in the evening. Even the "hot tub" is cool....it's an odd thing..not a swimming pool, but a giant round pool with jets and cool water. Maybe on a scorching day we will enjoy it.
The carved screens in the windows are the symbol for longevity.....this is probably an apt blessing for the current inhabitants!

Our family here are very caring. As there is only one other guest we often feel "watched" as we are unable to even get out our own bikes without help. There are ten people living in the main house, three or four generations as far as we can tell, which is the Vietnamese way.

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