Published: November 27th 2010November 25th 2010
My long lost Vietnamese family are very hospitable. They are the most wonderful hosts and constantly trying to make us comfortable. We are fed all day long unless we are asleep and the family insist on buying us clothes and beads and other knick knacks. Also they keep taking us to the temple and then giving us money and food in some sort of luck sharing ceremony. If we try to help out in the kitchen or clearing away, they send us upstairs for a nap or for a shower. But we have relented to being herded around and being completely directed. We are taken from house to house, from birthday party to wedding and introduced to people. I drink tea and Jack drinks rice wine and we are told when to say hello and goodbye and we smile a lot. The whole time we are eating of course.
My Great uncle had five sons and three daughters and they all live in Kim Chau, a village on the outskirts of Hanoi. All the sons live in separate houses, with each of their families, around a single courtyard and the daughters live nearby with their families. The whole
Actually great aunt
family are constantly coming and going from the courtyard, and mealtimes usually involve about 15 or more people.
We have visited a lovely pagoda in fantastic landscape, and have done a little bit of sightseeing in Hanoi, but mainly we have just been getting to know the family and learning who everyone is.
Here are a bunch of photos
Hope you’re all well
Yaz (and Jack) xxx
There are more photos below