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