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Nine Dragon River Delta

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nine Dragon River Delta

In Vietnam we did a 15-day small group tour by Intrepid. From Ho Chi Minh City we headed down to the Mekong Delta.

When we got to the river, we boarded a small private boat and cruised along the vast waterways and small hidden pathways. 

Coconuts are everything at the river.

Coconut candy, yum!

We visited some local industries on the way.

We had a yummy lunch, delicious dishes one after another! I was starting to love Vietnamese food. And they sure know how to make the food look nice too!

Life on the Delta revolves around the river and many of these villages are only accessible by boat. 

We stayed at a local home, dorm style with basic facilities. Very basic for us, but luxury for the locals.

The family took good care of us with heaps of yummy food again, not to mention the entertainment! Everybody was friendly even though we didn't often have a common language.

From the home we did a bike ride to a small village, where I got to carpet weaving. If I was Vietnamese, I most likely wouldn't be in the carpet making business, as I wasn't very good at it. On the way back we got some rain.

The next morning we took a boat back to HCMC, where we would be catching an overnight train to Nha Trang

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