Every morning, while in Con Dao, I have been drinking cucumber and lime juice. It is so refreshing and really cools me off! I will continue to make this juice combination on my own for the summer:
- 1 large cucumber
- 1/2 or a whole lime peeled (depending how limey you like it)
The weather here has been SO hot. If I am outside for a long period of time I can only stand it if I am in the shade, ocean or the pool.
Con Dao is a small island off Vietnam. It is very tropical and there are a lot of mosquitos!!! The mosquitos seem to love me as I have had about 20 “kisses” already and my camera man maybe only about 5?? Bahhh
The food is so fresh and delicious! I am really enjoying all the exotic fruit! My favorites are the mangos (sooooo good and meaty here!!!!), drinking fresh coconut juice, and something called mango steen! They are not too sweet and just a little sour. I have never seen or heard of mango steen before coming to Vietnam.
Can you name all the fruit above???
The Vietnamese diet is mainly some form of rice, vegetables and some type of meat or fish. I have never eaten so much rice in my life! Everyday, without fail, I have been eating rice! They also use a lot of lemongrass for things like seasoning dishes, scents for soap, massage oils, candles, insect repellant… pretty much everything. Good thing I like the smell…phew. Actually, check out the picture above of the fresh green coconut. The green straw that is stuck inside is a lemongrass straw!!!
I was able to film a short arms and abs video for you. Enjoy!!
We only have a couple more days here until our trip is over! Ok now I am off for some dinner…. (probably rice!)