Well Vietnam was one of my first “less” supervised of my adventures. It was meant to be more for community service rather than pure adventure. However, as time progressed … I managed a 4 hour trek that was in a very hilly area. Of course, there wouldn’t by any fun if there was no challenge right? So, almost as if the karma was answering my call for a challenge, a good shower at a steep mountain would knock my balance off. Well I injured myself slightly by falling and skidding allover the place during the hike due to the slush. There were times when it felt like I was part of the new season of “Lost”.
As I was trekking in a rather rural area of Vietnam, there were times when my legs felt a heavier because the mud was too sticky for my liking. The funny thing about that incident was I felt like a super hero to stomp my feet to split the outer layer of mud on my legs. For community service, I helped a local family build a toilet with support from other classmates. My respect to builders and workers increased, as I now know the hard work involved.
To be honest, this was also the place where I learnt to act in emergencies. My friend caught a few allergies and she started reacting at various moments to a point where she couldn’t speak more than a work at a time and I happened to be her only friend who could talk to her. I was keeping her entertained so that she won’t worry and make the situation worse. It was almost like a internal war that was conquered by only spirit.