Vietnam Part 5 – Mekong Delta (Part 2 of 2)

Our second part of our tour was the boat ride on the Mekong Delta.  It was crazy to go through the delta with these long stalks of bamboo surrounding you. I couldn’t even imagine how it was back in the Vietnam war. I loved the fact that the woman driving, rowing, sticking (whatever you call it) our boat had no shoes on. She just rowed silently through the stalks. Amazing to experience.

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After our boat ride we went to a coconut factory. They showed us how the coconut was ground up and made into candy and other food products including coconut wine. I was waiting for our coconut wine tasting, but that never happened 😦 When they were making the coconut candy there were tons of flies landing on the candy and they would just wrap it up. Kinda gross, but I’m sure I’ve eaten worse before.

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After the coconut factory we took a horse and buggy ride in the pouring rain to lunch that was also on the Mekong. Our tour came with a meal, but if you wanted to you could purchase other fine entrees like snake, rabbit or squirrel. Um no thank you.

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After lunch we had the option of taking a bike ride by ourselves in the local village. So we hopped on the rickety bikes and rode off. Of course the hubby tries to pop a wheelie on these old rusted bikes and his chain comes off. He put it back on, but it came off again, and again, and again, until it finally wouldn’t go on anymore. He basically busted the bike and got his hands all greasy from trying to fix it. He had to carry his bike all the way back to the restaurant. My hubby has the worst luck. Ah, but it was pretty hilarious I have to say 🙂

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Our bike ride was the end of our tour and then we high tailed it back the 2 1/2 hours back to our hotel after some quick shopping at the port.

~Today’s Thoughts…

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