Hue, Vietnam is surrounded by rice paddies – and after literally months of seeing rice everywhere in SE Asia, I felt like I needed to know more. Through a few connections, I got connected with a woman who worked her rice paddies in a nearby village. I got driven out to her house, and then offered my services in planting rice in her field. We walked a short way out to the field, and planted rice for an hour or two. The work of planting rice was incredibly back breaking, and I now have a newfound respect for the people who work these fields.