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Tân Thuận

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  • Day3

    Mekong Delta

    April 4, 2017 in Vietnam

    After a 6.30am wake up and a bumpy bus drive, we arrived at one of the sections of the Mekong Delta.

    Our first trip out on the boat was to an island were we had a row boat tour through the canopied water. It was so beautiful and was typically Vietnamese, with all of us wearing pointed hats. We then stopped at another part of the island where we tried a home made honey which is known for its many health benefits and was very yummy!

    Lurking around, they also had a python which I got to hold, safe to say it was a little daunting but felt it had to be done. By the end it had wrapped its tail around my leg, some might say it would want me as its prey however I reckon it just wanted a friend and a nice hug.

    Following on we left to go to another island where we ate a typical Vietnamese lunch, consisting of rice, beans, pork and spring rolls. However, the menu of this restaurant was questionable, including meals with crocodile and other appetising animals. We also spectated coconut candy being made which was really delicious. The speed in which the ladies finished the packaging at the end of the process felt like the motion was being fast forward as they went so fast.

    In pools around the complex they had a huge one full of crocodiles. There were so many I couldn't believe my eyes and were so still they didn't even appear alive. However, when it came to their feeding time you gathered they were very much alive.

    We then headed back to the mainland and onto the bus which would take us to Can Tho were we would stay the night. We wondered round the town and grabbed a bite to eat, the town being significantly less busy than Ho Chi Minh. With an early morning in store for the floating markets, it was straight to bed.
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  • Day2

    Day one on the Mekong Delta

    January 14, 2017 in Vietnam

    Rich experience, so glad we are here!

    My heart bleed for the poor people here. But as our tour guide said "People here are poor but happy. People in the city has more strong brain".

    Its just lucky if you were born into a life of privilege, nothing to do with "strong brains" in my opinion.

    {Roedolf}

  • Day2

    Heal the world

    January 14, 2017 in Vietnam

    The lyrics of the Michael Jackson song starts with the line: "Heal the world". I feel like no one in Vietnam has ever heard this song or they miss heard it as "Kill the world".

    It's absolutely shocking how little they care about the environment here. The Mekong river is so badly polluted that I think the damage is permanent.

    I saw one of the boat drivers take out his last cigaret from a packet and just nonchalantly tossed the empty pack in the river. Everywhere we went garbage were floating on the river. At some point in the tour we took a small boat up a smaller leg of the river and a couple of the boats around us had to stop to take out plastic bags tangled around the boats engine. You reap what you sow I guess.

    The worst thing is the river is their livelihood and they just don't care. Ironically I actually found a "save the world" sign that have seen better days.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day15

    Mekong-Tour

    February 3, 2017 in Vietnam

    Ich hätte mich schon gleich wundern sollen als ich die Tour gebucht hab .... lediglich zehn US-Dollar hat der ganze Tag gekostet inklusive Essen ... nunja ... es stellte sich dann auch mehr als eine Kaffeefahrt bzw. Verkaufsveranstaltung heraus aber ein paar schöne Eindrücke gab es trotzdem. Und auch der Honigtee und die Kokoskaramellbonbons schmeckten hervorragend 😊

  • Day6

    Heute hat unser Wecker schon um 6:30 Uhr geklingelt, weil wir sehr früh zum Mekong Delta gefahren sind. Dort haben wir einen tollen Tag mit vielen Eindrücken verbracht. Unser Guide und unser Fahrer haben sich als Tiger und Beer vorgestellt, zusammen Tiger 🍺 das rasante und aggressive Fahren unseres Fahrers war meist genauso interessant und aufregend, wie die Tour selbst.
    Als die Tour zu Ende war, wurden wir in unser Hotel gebracht. Das Hotel, das in der Tour dabei war, war nur leider gar nicht nach unserem Geschmack.
    Deshalb suchten wir uns kurzfristig ein nettes und sauberes 4€-Hostel und legten dort unsere Sachen ab.
    Ausgehungert vom Tag suchten wir in Cân Tho etwas zu Essen und entschieden uns dann kurzerhand für Sushi. Bei 3€p.P mit Getränk sind wir Beide satt geworden und lecker war es auch!
    Jetzt geht‘s in’s Bett - Morgen ist Pick-Up um 6:10 Uhr für den zweiten Tag Mekong Delta 🛶
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  • Day12

    Tag04: Das Erlebnis mit der Schlange

    January 4, 2017 in Vietnam

    Ach, ist das schön als Rucksacktourist durch Asien zu reisen, man weiß nie was als nächstes passiert. Man denkt an nichts böses und plötzlich hat man eine Schlange um den Hals :-)

You might also know this place by the following names:

Tân Thuận, Tan Thuan

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