The last night in the Mekong Delta is spent in Can Dou on a floating hotel. In the morning I am off on the boat to Cambodia! Before heading off to Cambodia we visit a fish farm and a Muslim village for which the construction of the buildings has been paid for by the UAE. We wander around the village and then get on the boat to cross the boarder!
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For the first night in the Mekong I am staying in a Homestay, it's in a lovely little village, the huts for guests are made from wood situated by a small stream. I am sharing with Lisa from the Netherlands and Angela from Middlesbrough. We have a huge evening meal and share it with a French family. The next morning I head across the river to see the market and then after breakfast head to the floating market. It is full of boats selling all kinds of fruits and ...
I am heading off on a Mekong Delta tour starting in My Tho the gateway to the Delta. Sadly we don't get to see much of the city but during the day we go to a Coconut Candy factory, a honey farm and go on a rowing boat down this beautiful tiny river (with about 500 other rowing boats but it was still lovely).
I take a day trip from Ho Chi Minh to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which the Viet Cong used during the war. It was a very interesting trip, seeing just how these people lived and the kind of conditions they had to survive in. It is scary to think of actually having to live in or even just go down some of these tunnels.
I am surprised at how much I am enjoying being back in a big city again. I know people always talk about the traffic in Vietnam well, I believe that India may have at last met its match. Whereas in India it is terrifying and the cars all nearly hit each other all the time, here there are just loads and loads and loads of motorbikes. I think the most amazing thing to do here is cross the roads, I just love it. You just walk out and everything moves around you, o...