Our guide took us out to the country-side today. She said this is like the area our daughters were from. It took about 45 minutes and then we parked near a small village and walked through. The people seem to work hard and are extremely poor. They had a small rice field, one of the pictures I took of Mia is in front of the rice field.
We saw women washing clothes by the water and scrubbing them on the rocks ~ Ed said I better not complain about the washing machine anymore! The people were curious and stared at us. We saw small brick homes and a few dogs on our walk.
The scenery was beautiful with the mountains in the background and green for as far as you could see. It was a very sobering experience and our group was very quiet as we walked through. I think we were all thinking the same thing and held our daughters a little closer.
Mia asleep on the bus
Mia next to the rice field