My grandma (mum's side) lives in Luong Son, a small town in Binh Thuan Province. It is usually a 6 hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City airport. When I went to visit in April 2019, my family were kind enough to take me on some mini adventures, other than working the shop and farm (something I would normally do in the past LOL)
This is our newest member of the family, Sue. She's a year old and really clumsy.
This is my grandparents home/shop. The front of the house sells cements, paints, tiles and other items for renovating, and when you walk through past the shop, you'd get our kitchen, dining space and some bedrooms. The cement blocks in the middle of the road was put up to prevent people from doing illegal u-turns because the road expanded in recent years, and that meant trucks and cars were going faster than ever (up to 100km/hr) so when the motorbikes did u-turns freely, they were at risk of an accident.
Luong Son is a 20 minute drive from the beach and one of our favourite things to do is head on down to this seafood restaurant and eat as much fresh crabs as possible.
Nothing beats fresh and cheap seafood. Can you believe all of this, for a party of 20 people, costed $150 AUD? Bargain 😍
My auntie took me to the sand dunes for a exhilarating ride. Imagine sitting on this buggy car, with no seat-belts, holding on to dear life as the driver goes perpendicular down steep sand dunes.... Loved the adrenaline rush
My grandma fed me way too much food during my visit. You can see most of the dishes in details in this post.
This was the view from the top of my auntie's house, across the road from my grandma. (Yeah, they live very close to one another lol).
We went out for some grilled prawns, snails and beef. These are typical dishes you would eat while drinking alcohol with friends, called nhậu in Vietnamese.
I had an áo dài designed for me and when it was completed, my grandma insisted on doing a mini photo shoot 😂 Sue joined in.
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