so we took our next adventure- 2 days up the mekong delta to cambodia.
It began with very touristy stops at a coconut candy makers and honey tea. Then on for fruit tasting and local music. We also got to wear conical hats for the first time!
We then took a very small bumpy minibus for what we thought was to be 2 hours and ended up being 5 including 2 ferry crossings. Thankfully we were with a british primary school teacher and clinical psychologist so they could support us through! We spent the day dreaming of things we miss in the uk (sausages) and 80's kids tv! As we drove through villages nearly every open space was filled with kids flying kites.
Arriving tired at our hostel they did not have enough rooms but after facing the wrath of mel one did appear (although seemed to have white powder over it which stu was worried about!)
At 6am the next day we went on a small boat up themekong and saw villagers bathing, washing clothes, washing their buffalos. We saw duck breeding areas, fishing, boats filled with corn or sand. All the children very excited about seeing us.
Just after a lady had gone off on a motorcycle with 800 dollars and all our passports our bus broke down! Although some clever engineer in our group fixed it and we were on our way again. A very easy and relaxed crossing into cambodia and then another bus which 30 mins later broke down again. The driver jumped in the water and fixed it a little under the boat but the journey took 3 hours longer than normal because it was not completely fixed. We then had a very bumpy ride on "roads" to PP (i cant spell it!) with a lovely couple from belgium (so mel learnt a lot about the place including where it was and that it is tiny yet has a lot of headquarters must be like a marypoopins bag!).
Love from the country where people bath their buffalo in the river,
Mel and stu x