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Tỉnh Tiền Giang

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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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  • Day73

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    February 28, 2015 in Vietnam

    February 28th.
    We had heard Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by most here) has exploded in economic development in the past 15 years, but were stunned by the cityscape on our approach up the river to city center. The photo shows the impressive development that changes the skyline on a yearly basis and demonstrates what can happen with an 8% annual growth in GDP per year.

    A far cry from communist, this city of nine million inhabitants is swarming with street vendors and local businesses that combine with five million motorcycles to create a raucous, exciting, and rather overwhelming environment. All 5 million motorcycles appear to be on the streets at once and crossing the street is an art form involving a steady, slow pace as they swarm past you. Even the sidewalks aren’t safe since the motorcycles tend to intermittently spill onto them. We saw 4 people on a motorcycle several times and the most dramatic load was a big screen TV in a box.

    I fulfilled a long-term dream of eating durian, a fruit that smells like rotting flesh, but tastes heavenly if eaten while holding one’s nose. It smells bad enough that it is banned from many markets and all restaurants and you can smell the vendors that have it while walking by. It is kept in plastic wrap to stifle the stench and the lady who sold me my durian wore plastic gloves to hand it to me. I ate my nice, ripe durian (the taste was not particularly heavenly) and paid the price the rest of the day. Ali was concerned I wouldn’t be let back on the ship.
    The first photo is the approach to Ho Chi Minh City from the ship.
    The second photo is of the ever-present motorcycles.
    The third photo is of the night market in the heart of the city.
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  • Day20

    Floating Markets

    September 9 in Vietnam

    Along the way in our tender boat we climbed onto one the floating market boats. The owners of the boats along the Mekong in theis area all on the boats all year round and purchase many different fruits and vegetables from the farmers to sell from in the floating markets. The floating markets here are different as the really sell commercial amounts, our tour guide even had to purchase yams for our ships chef.Read more

  • Day19

    The Jahan

    September 8 in Vietnam

    The boat is lovely only 17 guests and 41 crew the guest to staff ratio is excellent everywhere you turn staff are happy to assist, my kind of holiday.

    Once on board we where given a brief explanation of safety and what to expect on the cruise and then we were taken to our room which was very nice.

    At the orientation on board it was mentioned the possiblity of upgrades options so John negotiated an upgrade. Both rooms are lovely but the upgrade is a larger room and on the main floor.

    Once unpacked we had some lunch and then sat on the pool deck and chatted with a couple from Newcastle.

    Now 6.30 so time to find out about the excursions tomorrow, then dinner, straight after dinner a doumentary on Ho Chi Minh himself, it was very interesting learning about his life.

    After the movie we went to the bar for a drink and guess what no one but us there certainy no party animals on this cruise.
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  • Day20

    Rice and More

    September 9 in Vietnam

    We continued cruising further into the Mekong to Phu An where we visited an authentic workshop to watch the workers make rice paper, pop rice, coconut candies and rice wine. We had a taste of everything it was so much fun.

  • Day20

    Tai Chi

    September 9 in Vietnam

    Up very early this morning for Tai Chi. John was so funny maybe pictures tomorrow.

    The Jahan is very relaxing and beautifully decorated.

    Just finished breakfast and getting ready for our tour to a small village.

  • Day41

    Mekong reststop

    January 16, 2015 in Vietnam

    Day 16
    Ma a Mekong deltahoz kirandultunk. Nagyon viccesek ezek a buszozasok, ulsz egy eleg kenyelmetlen zotyokolodos buszon 2-3orat, es mindig van egy egeszsegugyi megallo, kb az ut vege elott 20 perccel. Ne ugy kepzeljetek el h egy sima benzinkuton allunk meg, hanem vagy egy marvanyszobor farago, vagy vietnami kezmuves telepen, ahol budos van, nem jar a levego es ahol kotelezo leszallnod a buszrol es lehetoleg atmenni az aruhaz meretu bolton ahol 18-szor felhivjak a figyelmedet hogy tudsz vasarolni a giccsesebbnel giccsesebb formedvenyek kozul es potom osszegekert meg hazhoz is szallitjak. Na de ma nem ez volt! Egy teljesen igenyes helyen alltunk meg szep kerttel, kavezoval.Read more

  • Day41

    Étterem az Isten háta mögött

    January 16, 2015 in Vietnam

    A tura talan legabszurdabb resze meg hatra volt, mikor is "lovas"kocsira pattantunk, amivel elszallitottak minket a helyi etterembe, ahol az ebedet kaptuk. Szegeny lovak vagy inkabb oszverek alig birtak kapkodni a kis patajukat a szar uton. En elegge sajnaltam oket, uh orultem amikor vegre megerkeztunk. Eleg szimpla ebedet szolgaltak fel egy ketes minosegu etteremben. Mondjuk ez engem nem erintett, jol elvoltam a fott rizzsel, amit szojaszosszal bolonditottam meg. Bator utazok rendelhettek olyan kulonlegessegeket, mint sult kigyo, mokus, elefant ful hal, krokodil, iguana, teknos... Hat nem guszta?
    A "kiados" ebed utan leheveredtunk a fuggoagyakba, ami itt Azsiaban eleg elterjedt, gyakorlatilag egesz nap ebben hesszelnek.
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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

    Mekong delta

    January 14, 2017 in Vietnam

    We left the city at 8am , a few hours later after a bumpy bus rid we arrived in My Tho town. Roedolf spoiled me with a cool hat so I can look the part of a local. Here we got on a very primitive motorized boat to explore Mekong delta and surrounding islands.

    We first visited a honey bee farm and tasted delicious honey tea with lemon and local made dried banana.

    Then we headed to a nearby spot where we got on a smaller even more primitive boat and drove to Ben Tre province, where we visited a coconut candy workshop and saw how the locals make tasty candies by hand. The boat experience was pretty priceless, you can't think about risks or safety too much otherwise you might miss out on the adventure. You just take a leap of faith and hope that the wooden structure can do the job. Its fun and amazing watching everyone big, small athletic and old making there way on and off the boat.

    My heart feel a bit broken about the pollution everywhere, it is clear that there is no education on looking after your heritage. I understand that poverty brings this kind of dynamic but its like the locals have no respect for their environment.

    My highlight was the hand – rowed sampan (a very basic canoe) ride through the creeks, this was very touristy but one of those must do's in Vietnam that is not to be missed. It is not exactly a gondola ride in Venice but romantic in its own unromantic way. The water is smelly at places, but a unique experience.

    {Issy}
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Tỉnh Tiền Giang, Tinh Tien Giang, TGG

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