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Kalėdos Long Hai paplūdimyje / Christmas on the Long Hai beach

December 25, 2011 / by gerda

(Scroll down for the English version :)

Graziu ir jaukiu jums Sv. Kaledu! Silciausi linkejimai is sauletojo pietu Vietnamo!

Temperatura cia virsija 30 laipsniu celsijaus ir kiekviena kuno lastele laukia bent silpno vejelio nuo juros. Suriame vandenyje vartosi vaikai, o bangose su visais rubais sokineja merginos (iki maudymuku niekas cia neissirengia). Vietnamieciai smalsiai mus stebi, sypsosi, mojuoja, o drasiausi ir uzkalbina. Vakar sulaukem ir kalediniu palinkejimu. Cia stipriai katalikiskas krastas ir kas kelis simtus metru stovincios baznycios ispuostos milziniskomis kaledinemis dekoracijomis. Betliejus prie namu pasistate net ir paprasti zemieciai. O kur dar visi blizguciai, lemputes ir kaledu senio apredais ispuosti mazyliai… Ispudingos kaledu dekoracijos Saigone susilaukia miniu issipusciusiu miestelenu, laukianciu savo eiles nusipaveiksluoti prie zerincios kaledines eglutes.
Bet vis tiek sunku patiketi, jog siandien Kaledos :) Uztai vakar pasistengem ir vietinemis gerybemis paserviravom savo Kuciu stala. Tarp idomybiu ivairus egzotoniai vaisiai, springrolsai, ispudingas tortas bei patiekalai nezinomais pavadinimais ir sunkiai nusakomos sudeties… is viso dvylika :) Skaniu jums kalediniu valgiu ir smagaus pasibuvimo su artimaisiais!

Gerda ir Zygis

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Merry Christmas from sunny southern Vietnam!

The temperature here is over 30 degrees and every cell in the body calls for even the slightest breeze from the sea. Kids are rolling in the salty waters of the South China Sea, and the girls are splashing with their clothes on (it’s not common to strip down to bikini here). The locals observe us with curiousity, smile and wave, and the bravest ones come over for a chat. There’re a lot of catholics here, and the many churches and even houses are covered in Christmas decorations. Shops sell Christmas souveniers and we met many little boys in Santa Claus costumes. In Saigon people pose for pictures in front of excessive Christmas decorations in shop windows. And even with all of this, it doesn’t feel like Christmas this year :)

Enjoy your Christmas puddings and have fun with your families!

Gerda and Zygis

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Kuciu stalas / Christmas Eve dinner

Kuciu stalas / Christmas eve dinner

9 thoughts on “Kalėdos Long Hai paplūdimyje / Christmas on the Long Hai beach

  1. kristina says:

    Su Kaledomis dar karta!

  2. Rimantė says:

    Su šventėmis, mieli draugai ! Toliau laukiam jūsų įspūdžių ;) Apkabinu.

  3. Dalia says:

    Kuo geriausios keliones, stiprių įspūdžių ir visapusiškai sėkmingų metų!

  4. Paulius says:

    Linksmu jums Naujuju!!! :D

  5. SuRy says:

    wow! Those food look very tasty! Did you eat them all?

    • gerda says:

      We gave half of the cake to the family who’s hotel we are staying in, but the rest was enough for two days!

      Thanks for writing btw, it was nice to visit your school :)

      • MiSan says:

        I’m glad I met you.. I’m a student of Miss Lieu in Long Hai high school..May you post the pictures which you take with us? I’ve been waiting for days but there’s nothing… ;(( … tks you very much.. ;”>

  6. Ume says:

    Nice to meet you at beautiful Viet Nam national

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