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Strength: a river cuts through a rock...

not because of its power but its persistance.

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Last weekend I squeezed in a trip to the Mekong before my last week here in Saigon :(
It was fantastic. The first day we visited the river nearby Cai Be visiting four islands by boat which are inhabited and saw how the locals lived being isolated by water. Being on the boats itself was great fun to explore by especially the small ones. It felt like it was going to tip in the canal.
The photos are pretty self explanatory so I will write very little.

In the afternoon we headed off to Vinh Long and then onto Can Tho to stay. Can Tho is the capital city of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta and has over 1 million inhabitants.
Was a nice, peaceful change to the racing city I have been living in. It felt like a holiday.

The Cai Be floating markets are the largest of the kind in the Mekong and in our visit saw the boats selling their products. The majority of it is bulk sales, so you have to buy a certain limit like for example 50kg of the fruits.

But we were looked after by our own sellers who offered a great selection to us in our boat by attaching themselves to us, even Pho (noodle soup) was served and the sellers would wait to collect the ceramic plates.
I loved the pineapple boat, freshly cut in front of you. Something I must learn to do.
And it was suppppper hot there. Worse than a normal day in Saigon.

Browse the many photos. :) They are in my photo album, I'll try and connect them to this page ASAP.

I hope everyone in New Zealand and whereever else are well. Feel free to leave me a comment, I can see that my page has had over 1300 views, with one of my posts being read (to date) 573 times. Incredible numbers!

Posted by breannamorgan34 00:12 Archived in Vietnam Tagged mekong delta

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