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KonTum day 2

sunny 26 °C

Up early to wish fond farewells to 2 friends who had to return to Saigon for work. Not happy either
Went and had leisurely breakfast and coffee, collected another friend b4 heading off around ten
Went to a large leper community. This was run by the Catholics until the Communists stole it in 1975. A minority Sister managed somehow to hold onto a small house within the large complex. She has been there ever since working with the community. She has a couple of other Sisters who live with her. An amazing special woman.
A long-time friend

A long-time friend

She was rather upset because they had had no Church on the 24th because the communists had not given the priest permission. Another example of their childish need to say we are the boss and can control whatever. The place is becoming more and more run-down each year I visit, but there is little the people can do. The communists have little sense of helping or caring unless it involves monetary advantage or more power. All very sad again.

the Boss

the Boss

a local

a local

helping out the less mobile

helping out the less mobile

getting ready

getting ready

Enjoyed a leisurely lunch and walk before the compulsory siesta in preparation for the evening. A tough life....not.

Off to DaNang tomorrow

Posted by loup54 07:15 Archived in Vietnam

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