A return to Vietnam – Mekong delta

After Saigon, we headed down into the Mekong delta. So its on a bus and off we went – its amazing that small things that make a difference, like  air conditioning on the bus. On first stop  was at a temple to the laughing Buddha and  we arrived just in time for prayers.

Our next stop was on to the river and a trip on the Mekong itself. We stopped off to visit a small family business making coconut candy. A real family business, from the grand parents to small childern – all  pitched in to help at various stages

The next part of the journey was in a rowing boat ( the poor guy in the blue boat below).  I felt really sorry for this guy with 4 heavy westerners  in his boat (some heavier than others)  and against the tide too. There was a lot of grunting and groaning either from effort or maybe just to enhance the tip!

Some of the highlights of this part of the trip

– Hungs home-stay, down near Can to – magic place to stay right on the river. We have the most amazing fish (elephant ear ) and spring rolls here

– Life on the river and how people make a living , a privilege to watch people daily lives on this most river.

– As everywhere across Vietnam- the kids were amazing

Anyway – here a pictorial view our few days in the delta

 

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One Comment

  1. micheal cusack September 1, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    great photos Gerry, it brings back great memorys of Vietnam and especially the people.

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