Thursday, September 24, 2009

welcome to A Luoi!

Before we left Hue we went to the BottleCap cafe, where a hilarious man entertained us with his bottlecap removing skills (including making the bottle opener out of a stick, a nut and a bolt)- see photo above - he is in back, the opener in front COULD BE YOURS if you are the first to guess the meaning of the gang signs below. Post your guesses in the comment section, and first correct guess wins. Team members and immediate family are not eligible.

We arrived safely in "A Loui", about 10-20 miles from the border with Laos, the poorest area of Vietnam we've ever been to.

So here's how we got there:

a brief pit stop for a, um, waterfall?

A Luoi people are wonderful...

After dinner some of us stayed up late doing, yes, you guessed it - KARAOKE ! ! !


  1. Soexcited that you have internet, Bailey's blog indicated that you may not. Looks like there is a lot of work to be done there.
    BTW, was that called "Twin Falls?":)

  2. Looks like you are all having a great time!!! Wishing you all well and keep up the great work that you are doing!! Take care, Olivia (Steve's better half!!)

  3. That looked like a fun time.
    How about "Vets With A Mission"?

  4. congratulations we have a Winner! now to find out who Gina is... a little help?

  5. OMGosh.Thanks Michael O.
    Just ask Roger & Shirley. I enjoy all this blog. You have a challenge with so many in need, but looking at everyone's faces I can see the Lord's blessings are with you all.
    Been praying for your mission.

  6. thank you for your prayers, and I'll email Roger and Shirley and see who you are - I'll give your special Hue Bottle Cap Cafe bottle opener to the Helles. Thank you for Following our blog, please keep us in your prayers too...