Change is the only constant in this world, and as a woman, I am entitled to change my mind at will. I got tired of the blonde hair. After spending half my life being blonde, I find being a brunette to be a refreshing and happy state of mind. This is the end of the Blonde Taobabe. I’m just a normal Vietnamese American woman now.
It’s a good state of being.
Here I am at Chùa Hương (Perfume Pagoda) in Hà Nội (Northern River City). It is a huge area filled with Buddhist temples and shrines that have been built into the limestone Hương Tích mountains. Within the honeycomb mountains are the cavernous Hương Tích caverns, some of which go very deep into the interior of the mountains.
To get to the temples, I have to take one of these row boats there. And before you ask, NO. I don’t know how to row. There are people who do the rowing. I just sit there, floating down the river and taking photos of the picturesque mountains along both sides. It almost makes me feel as if I was in ancient Vietnam.