We booked a tour of the Mekong delta finishing with a trip on the river up to Phnom Penh. Many Delta trips require a lot of time on the bus but
this option gave us more time on the river. We bussed down from Ho Chi Minh city and got aboard a boat that took us on both major rivers full of traffic and quiet smaller
side canals (the system works just like the roads in other areas). We visited a factory making rice paper and assorted sweet items, and finished the day in Can Tho, one
of the larger and more prosperous towns in the Delta.
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Pedal power gets an assist from moto power
Coa Daist temple
Local bus service
Making rice paper
Making coconut candy
Snake wine: rice wine flavored with assorted nasties...
... having killed too many snakes they now have a rat problem in the area!
Ingenious tea pot insulation
Puffing the rice
Longo shells used for fuel
Cutting the finished candy
The river is used for many aspects of life: transport, food,
Building materials store
Tranquil spot after lunch, Vietnamese use hammocks a lot
Waiting for the ferry
Bike wash station
Unique local take on the tuk-tuk
There was a camera crew filming a TV scene on the bridge...
...causing a traffic jam
The filming called for artificial rain
Sign commemorating the end of WWII, rare sign of communism in the country
Old French built prison
A large metallic Uncle Ho