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Feb 20, 2010 - Crossing the border into Vietnam

Saturday 20th February 2010 We left Phnom Penh early this morning to head to the Vietnam border. I was feeling under the weather (again!) – think it was probably the mango which I bought for the bus journey the other day from a random street vendor that has made me sick this time (but you can never be totally sure!). The border crossing between Bavet (Cambodia) and Moc Bai (Vietnam) looked much more official than any of the other recent borders we’ve crossed – and we didn’t have to pay any ‘bribes’ to anyone this time! We left Cambodia...

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Big trip home!

Jul 15, 2008 - Vietnam - Mekong Delta

With an eye on our visa expiry date it was time to head south into the Mekong Delta, from which we planned to travel by boat up the river and into Cambodia. Vietnam's 'rice basket', the Mekong Delta is a watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages, everywhere crisscrossed by the brown canals fed by the mighty Mekong River. The area is densely populated and primarily rural - lush with rice paddies and fish farms, the Delta Plain also cultivates sugar cane, fruit, coconut and shrimp. Up early, we checked out of our hotel in Saigon...

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Jan 20, 2008 - Mekong Delta

So I am back to being the lone traveler now that my dear friend Sara has left me. It has been tough getting back into the swing of things. I had it really easy for the past week and half because Sara had a whole itinerary planned and I just sat back and enjoyed not having to think about where I was headed the next day. It was great seeing someone from home and now that she has left, I am sure she is happy to be away from my constant 'in India...' stories. I am surprised at how long it has taken me to take on a whole new culture. I keep...

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Jul 21, 2007 - Mekong river

Vanuit Saigon heb ik een 3 daagse boottrip geboekt naar Phnon Penh in Cambodja, dit is de lange 'scenic' route. Op verschillende stukken van de Mekong rivier gevaren, en met kleinere bootjes door de zijriviertjes. Op verschillende plekken ook een zeer interressant bezoek gebracht aan de lokale kokossnoep fabriek en de noodle fabriek... De eerste nacht in een bungalow aan de rivier geslapen, was een erg leuk tochtje daar naar toe en sfeervolle bungalows met een zeer enthousiaste eigenaar, die direct van alles over het dorpje etc begon te...

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Mar 3, 2007 - My Tho

To spend some more time getting used to the country I decided not to rush straight to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon because if I couldn't get used to some of the provintial capitals I doubted I should go straight in for the capital of the south. Instead I have stopped in My Tho, another town on the Mekong river. After a few beers in Can Tho I decided that maybe I had been a bit hasty and harsh in my udgement of Vietnam and decided to start afresh, now I was used to the vast differences. I jumped on to one of the tour buses that had come on a four...

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Geraint's World Trip

Feb 14, 2006 - The Mekong Delta

One last time on the Mekong. This time the watery world of the Mekong Delta. I'm a bit short on time, so I did a mass-tourist thing out of Saigon. 40 people on a big purple bus, then herded onto one boat, then a couple of smaller boats, then a fleet of smaller canoes, then back on the biggest boat, and back on the purple bus and back to Saigon. All in one day. It was a great day, stinking hot, perfect for being out on the water. First stop on the boat along the Bao Dinh canal was a look-see through a fabulous local market in My Tho, a...

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Jun 29, 2005 - Mekong delta and Cu Chi tunels

Yesterday we took a whole day trip to Mekong delta. It was much more fun for the kids then sightseeing in the city. Even though the city of My Tho is just 75 km away from Saigon, the bus ride took more then an hour and a half, because everybody drives realy slow. But this way we got a good look at the countryside - rice fields, baby fish nursery ponds and cofee shops. Then we got on a wooden barge, which took us first to the fruit market by the canal. On the way there we could observe the life on and by the river. The market itself was too...

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Dec 16, 2004 - My Tho - Mekong Delta

I spent the best and most organized day on the Mekong Delta tour in My Tho together with an extremely humoristic australian guy. Though a gigantic python around my neck and a hand inside a beehive to get honey were great experiences, it was the "joy" of Anthony's mudskippers that got stuck into my mind. Of course banana wine and cocunut candy helpeed a bit as well.

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