I made a decision the other day, it was time to bust out of the compound,
leave Cherry Blossom, Orchid, Lily and Lotus streets behind and explore.
I slipped on my workout gear, snapped on my trusty pedometer, grabbed my
iPhone, map and set off. I needed some exercise and what better way than a good long
walk to get things moving. Well..that was my plan.
Within in the first five minutes, I passed a local shop which happened
to be open and of course, one can not pass up
an intriguing shop, especially when one is in exploration mode.
I loved the lamp shades, bought the mirror....
was intrigued by this bust of a Vietnamese woman..
thought of potential spots for the lamp on the left
and admired the carved Buddha artwork on the right.
I then glanced over at this small Buddha piece....
and then this Buddha carving on the left
and the lotus lamp and two carved wooden posts on the right..
Thinking that I really should get on with my walk,
I snapped this last shot of the sconces below.
I then carried on with my walk..
and stopped in quickly at a nursery to check out a few pots.
and set off again to walk...past the markets..
until...I got to a point where I was totally confused. Nothing was connecting on my map
and I realised I had ventured in the wrong direction...I was lost.
I didn't want to do it...I like to work problems out for myself but I had to do it.
I called Mr. Khai to come find me.
Next time, I must remember to take a left instead of a right
and to stay away from the shops...they are a serious distraction.
Tomorrow is another day...I hope you have a fabulous one.
Best wishes from Sunny Saigon....
For a view inside the compound, read here.