Saigon

vietnam 623This morning we started the day with a trip to the market. The aisles between the stalls were so narrow that we had to squeeze through sideways.

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We then visited one of the large Temples. One can buy a mitzvah by paying to have one’s ancestorsvietnam 658 name written on one of these pink slips which are then hung in the Temple.

 

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Another popular choice is to buy a caged bird and then set it free.

 

 

The easiest way to achieve Nirvana for your ancestors is to have an incense stick lit in the Temple. A stick burns for 24 hours. A coil lasts a week but costs more.

 

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vietnam 652 vietnam 654We didn’t know where we were going for lunch and were surprised to find that our transport was a fleet of ancient ex US army jeeps. We had a wild ride through the Saigon traffic. I hope the video gives some idea of how much fun it was!

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