I had noticed some nice new decorative brickwork on the outside recently, and that piqued my curiosity. A visit was in order – but nobody was on the construction site except the kind old gentleman who sleeps there at night as a guard. I’ve never heard him talk, though he is very friendly, and always has a smile for me. He waved me through the gate, and let it be known I was welcome to wander around as I chose.
I noticed that the layouts of the second and third floors are exactly the same, with small balconies off the bedrooms, and bathrooms for each bedroom. Only a few of the windows and doors are not installed yet. This shot gives you a look at the new tan brick as well as the metal railings for the narrow balconies, and the wooden window frames.
Work is starting on the kitchen. This will be a good-sized room. Most Vietnamese kitchens are rather spare with only a few appliances and furnishings. I will be curious to know if the sink is set up with hot water as all the kitchens I have seen in Việt Nam do not have it.
I’m having my doubts the house will be completed by the time we leave in June. I guess I’ll just have to come back to see, eh?