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Aug 15, 2013 - Mekong delta

Notre derniere journee dans ce beau pays... Nous prenons un autobus qui nous emmene dans le delta du Mekong pour la journee. A notre arrivee nous prenons un bateau qui navigue sur le delta et nous emmene sur les iles. Nous visitons 2 iles, une entreprise qui fabrique des bonbons de coconut, de l'artisanat avec le bois de coconut, des pecheurs, des musiciens, un tour en pirogue, une randonnee en cariole tiree par un pony qui galoppe vraiment vite et meme un boa que Sarah et Laurie prennent... Tout pour epater les touristes! C'est une belle...

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May 25, 2013 - The Mekong Delta

It’s a little difficult to sit in a Hobart apartment overlooking the Derwent with grey skies and a chill wind blowing and try to write about a day on the Mekong Delta. I’ve always hoped they’d develop teleporting in my time but on second thoughts perhaps we need a few hours in the sky to mark the move from one part of the world to another particularly when the trip is from one climate extreme to another or third world to first world or vice versa. We knew taking a full day tour to the Mekong Delta followed by an 8 hour overnight flight...

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Feb 1, 2013 - Mekong Delta

We spent the day in the Mekong Delta. It is a region of waterways formed by the Mekong River, covering an area of about 60,000 square km and with a population of 17 million, most engaged in farming & fishing. Often called the breadbasket of Vietnam, the Delta accounts for more than 50% of the rice production. As we left HoChi Minh city we saw more bright-green rice paddies, fruit orchards, sugar cane fields and vegetable gardens. The waters were busy with boats & fish farms. We went to the port in My Tho city. We boated along Tien River...

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Aug 29, 2010 - Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Today we joined a tour group and did a one day trip to Mekong Delta. Unfortuantely the weather wasn't that great, but we got to visit a pagoda, travel along the river in 2 kinds of boats, visit a coconut candy factory and watch traditional music being played and sung. Kim is very friendly, not to mention very funny and light-hearted. We are now at her family home in the countryside and have just eaten a very tasty fish hot pot, which I helped prepare, with her family and despite the language barrier I have been made to feel very welcome....

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