|As we flew through
the jungle, we would see sights that made us glad we lived where
we did! The houses along the rivers in Vietnam were all hand made
from whatever scraps of wood and material they could find.
The thatched roof
was the norm.
From the back of
each house was a ramp that dropped to the river and literally provided
life to the people of the river. This ramp served as a boat dock,
the laundry room (no automatic washers here!), a place to bathe,
a place to fish, and of course the "bathroom".
The trick was to
find a spot and build as far upstream as possible. Building as far
upstream as posible not because of sanitary considerations, but , after
Life on the Mekong