During our visit to Ho Chi Minh City last year, we did an amazing foodie tour on our first full day. Part of our tour involved a visit to a temple. I can’t recall much of the background on the temple itself, however we saw people stopping to do something with a set of sticks on the ground. Our tour guide told us they were doing their fortunes and asked if we wanted to do ours. With a baby strapped to my chest it was a bit hard to get down and kneel so Simon went ahead and had a go instead.
He had to shake the container then pour the sticks onto the ground. We have no idea how it worked beyond there, but something to do with the way they fell resulted in a certain stick being chosen.
Our guide took us around to a room to the side and there was a wall of symbols with sheets of paper in them. He found the one that corresponded with Simon’s and read it… but not out loud. The fortune stated it would be a bad year ahead.
Being the skeptics we are, we probably laughed. Sadly it was accurate and scrolling past this photo only the other day we were reminded of this prediction. It may be a little more reliable than we gave it credit for… or a huge coincidence!
Are you a believer in ancient fortune telling methods? Have you had a similiar experience?
SNAPSHOT STORY SUNDAY LINK-UP
Welcome to #SnapshotStory Link Up. This is where YOU get to share the story behind your favourite snapshots. Think of it as an opportunity to give those favourite photos their moment to shine!
Thanks to everyone who linked up last week. it was wonderful to see your photos and hear your stories. Check out some of the great link ups from last time that you may have missed.
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Canada: 48 hours in Toronto with kids – Learning Escapes
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What is Snapshot Story Sunday?
Every travel snapshot has a story to tell and sometimes those stories get lost until you flip back through a photo album or digital folder full of your travel snapshots. Or worse… lost forever because you simply never shared them!
Each week we will share a favourite travel photo that has a great story to tell. It may be about a really awesome travel moment we had, a unique experience, or something funny. And you are invited to do the same.
How it Works
- Link up to two posts – old or new – so long as they are new to Snapshot Story.
- Please add the Snapshot Story badge at the bottom of the post, on your site or a link back to this post.
- Posts are anything travel story related, including day trips or local sights. No product links.
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- Our favourite & most clicked will be featured at the following link up.
Thanks for sharing your stories