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Dec 30, 2013 - Hoi An/ Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta

Quick flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City, getting the local bus in from the airport as we’ve decided we’re getting very soft....bloody resorts, taxis, even making room reservations.....what’s happening to us!! HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon) is chaos on a grand scale, noisy fume-belching tooting motor bikes being the main feature with thick waves of them, sort of on the right side of the road but weaving, braking, zigzagging in and out, on the footpaths, bloody everywhere often carrying 4 people sandwiched together. Best to be...

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Nov 7, 2005 - Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Mekong Delta We took a two day - one night excursion from Saigon to visit the Mekong Delta. After a few hours on the horrible roads, we finally made it to our boat on the river, but of course, it was storming terribly, so we had to wait it out for a few minutes. Eventually we made it onto our wooden boats and were on our way to explore the various industries of the Mekong Delta--rice paper-making, thatch roof making, tofu making, tile making, coffin making, brick making, coconut candy making, and of course, the bonzai gardens. The little...

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Aug 17, 2005 - Mekong Delta

(click 'show all 9' to display all photos and double click photo to see a bigger version) We travelled from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by taking a two day Mekong Delta trip - my last chance (on this trip) to experience the Mighty Mekong. Taking in visits to river villages where coconut sweets and snake wine were local productions were highlights among some long boat trips. At one point our boat got lodged under a bridge. With a lot of help from locals we weighed the front of the boat down low enough to make it out - onwards to the...

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