Rural SE Asia hasn't changed much since my first visit with the 1st Marine Division in the 60's.....houses grouped in small hamlets surrounded by rice paddies. Now there is electricity and more vehicles, but as always rice is the dominant feature outside Vietnam's bustling cities.
While working with a medical team from Vets With a Mission is a small hamlet I took my camera on a walkabout lunch break.
Central Vietnam grows lots of rice along the lowland habitat along it's east coast. Quang Thai is located about an hour NW of Hue City.
Rice rules all over SE Asia...it's the diet staple and the dominant food crop.
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Not exactly a "nature" post....but agriculture is really part of nature.....albeit altered to suit man.
Local clinic...out team treated over 100 patients each day.
Dr Mike...our medical director.
Dr Oscar briefs Vietnam Vet Ron about where this patient goes next.
Still more water buffalo than tractors. Not being plowing time...the gang is having a pool party!
Too much chemicals is use everywhere in SE Asia.
They were organic farmers for centuries....not anymore.
VWAM van drivers relax during lunch. Can't get away from those stupid phones no matter where you go!
Rau moung....quintessential vegetable of rural Vietnam.
Looks like a Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) the wild progenitor of domestic chickens.
Lunch break is over! Time to grab my kit and get back to triage!