Travel Blogs from Can Tho, Vietnam

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Down in the Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Down in the Delta

A travel blog entry by jasonfults

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... Mekong, which yields up to three growing seasons per year.  Rice production actually involves something like 70% of Vietnam's working population, although our guide informed us that it's becoming harder and harder to convince the younger generations ...

Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by jones2000

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... . Home, bath, toilet, business, drinking water and kitchen sink! It is a vibrant hub for 17 million people in Vietnam and alternates between beautiful countryside and villages built of timber and corrugated cladding on stilts. The people in the part we ...

Buses, birthdays and the Mekong Delta., Ninh Kiều, Vietnam travel blog

Buses, birthdays and the Mekong Delta.

A travel blog entry by katandpete

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... toilet paper in a bathroom in my life! It doesn't seem to be considered a necessity round these parts. We spent the evening in Can Tho which is the second largest city on the Mekong Delta. There was a little night market and a few bars but the highlight ...

Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by nikhil_jennifer

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Supposedly the epicentre of the Mekong Delta, we checked into a nice hotel on the river for a trip to Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets. We had to get up at 5.30am to board a tiny speed boat that for the next 6 hours took us around the boats ...

Heat stroke, Ninh Kiều, Vietnam travel blog

Heat stroke

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

... the effects of the sun as the wind cools you, sometimes blowing my breath away. Shades are necessary. We make good time landing back in Can Tho at 3pm. We stop in town or Chris to obtain dong for dollars at an Amex machine. Ride back we check in in a ...

Aug 07, 2010, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Aug 07, 2010

A travel blog entry by sabash12

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Aug 08, 2010, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Aug 08, 2010

A travel blog entry by sabash12

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Chris the Cartographer, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Chris the Cartographer

A travel blog entry by nhsescapist83

... cough in the evening. After shopping we eat then wait for the sun to set and then our next port of call is the Can Tho Bridge which Chris wants to photograph in the night. Navigating the highway and looping round I'm stunned the bridge is alight and ...

Floating Market, Vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

Floating Market

A travel blog entry by thelittlehobos

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... bus didn't stop for food so we hadn't eaten until late last night. This morning the alarm went off at 5:30! The reason we came to Can Tho is to see the floating markets, we hadn't seen one when we were in Bangkok so thought we would give this a go. It ...

Good morning Vietnam (cliched, moi?), Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Good morning Vietnam (cliched, moi?)

A travel blog entry by deathpenguin

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... cost $22, including my expensive uber-thin lenses (by comparison, my recent new DKNY specs set me back $400). Hurrah for Vietnam! Am currently in Can Tho, which is the main town of the Mekong Delta region, and spent this morning on a little motorised boat ...

Gooood Eveeeening Vietnam!, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Gooood Eveeeening Vietnam!

A travel blog entry by erhi

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... out of the city and on to the river by all the motorbikes (it can take quite a while just to cross the road!) Can Tho is a relatively localised area, making it must more of a true Vietnamese experience. The food is a completely new adventure, breakfast ...

Down the Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Down the Delta

A travel blog entry by new_lands

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... many of the houses are all on stilts above the water.   I’m swept along once again before crossing a high bridge into Can Tho which was similar to the one going into Saigon.  It’s funny because everyone stops at the top for a ...

Touring the Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Touring the Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by kai.berlick

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... !). Back on the mainland we offloaded the single day tour group onto another coach and drove another 90 odd kilometres further from Saigon to Can Tho where we would stay for the night. Dropped at the hotel, Adele and I had a minor problem; since we ...

Floating markets on the Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Floating markets on the Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by longwayaround

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... Mekong hub and from here we were able to visit the famous floating markets. Cai Rang is the biggest floating market 6km southeast of Can Tho. We arrived by boat at the market shortly after sunrise so it was the height of activity. At first a heavy fog ...

Mekong Delta Bicycle Tour, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Mekong Delta Bicycle Tour

A travel blog entry by mickeymo

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... the stalls. Supper that evening was at a restaurant by the river... I thoroughly enjoyed a dark beer that is hard to find in Vietnam and was such a nice change! On Tuesday we were all awoken very early (4 or 5am) by a marching band procession ...

Mekong day 2- Fruits, Honey Tea and Floting Market, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Mekong day 2- Fruits, Honey Tea and Floting Market

A travel blog entry by hitan

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... Diep was divorced and  was going through a difficult time in her life, where her husband had the kids still . Vietnam doesn't seem to have a system that supports ammacable divorce especially when Children are concerned. (I will not go into to much ...

Schwimmende Märkte Cai Rang und Phung Hiep, Can Tho / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

Schwimmende Märkte Cai Rang und Phung Hiep

A travel blog entry by oberanja

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Um 5:00 Uhr klingelt der Wecker - eigentlich gar nicht meine Zeit, aber ein Sonnenaufgang auf dem Mekong sollte das Opfer schon einmal wert sein. Kurz nach halb sechs sitzen wir also in unserem kleinen Boot, welches von einer fröhlichen Vietnamesin ...

Into Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

Into Vietnam

A travel blog entry by thelittlehobos

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... in with her back pack on her back. The journey took two hours longer than thought so we arrived in the dark in Can Tho. We wandered round the streets, no westeners and no sign of hostels, guesthouses or hotels. Then I remembered a book ...

3 day Mekong Delta tour begins., Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

3 day Mekong Delta tour begins.

A travel blog entry by chris.curtis

... music, see round a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. Then transferring to Can Tho. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Can Tho. Memorable moments include a cock fight and arguing with the waiters ...

Can Tho:Cai Rang und Phung Hiep Wassermärkte, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Can Tho:Cai Rang und Phung Hiep Wassermärkte

A travel blog entry by oberanja

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Nachdem uns der Schwimmende Markt von Cai Be nicht wirklich beeindruckt hat, beschließen wir unser Glück in Can Tho nochmals herauszufordern: hier soll mit Cai Rang der schönste und größte Markt des Mekong Deltas sein! Nachdem wir einmal mehr - sehr ...

Day of travelling and fearing for our lives, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Day of travelling and fearing for our lives

A travel blog entry by becmarklew

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... boat and several drivers came stampeding over asking if we want a taxi. Luckily we booked our 4 1/2 hour bus trip from Rach Gia to Can Tho so we patiently waited for it. A small local bus pulled up and all I thought was 'please not this bus!' Thank God ...

Day 6 - Mingling with the locals, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Day 6 - Mingling with the locals

A travel blog entry by amandasu

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... markets were not as we expected; gone are the days when people in small boats were packed together selling their wares - Southern Vietnam has moved on since then & large boats,which also house the families of the market traders, now carry the goods ...

Exploring the Mekong Delta, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Exploring the Mekong Delta

A travel blog entry by sileas

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... included some interesting stops like a bee farm, a vermicelli (noodles) and rice paper manufacturing and various markets like the Can Tho Floating Market. The stuff they sell at the Vietnamese markets are rather strange to Western eyes: From python fat, ...

Mighty Mekong, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Mighty Mekong

A travel blog entry by sapasapa

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... on the Thoi Son island and ride a boat again at My Tho before we heading Can Tho by bus.  We have booked a hotel in Can Tho, in fact the tour was included with hotel stay or home stay depend on personal preferences, even can upgrade the hotel if you ...

Floating Markets, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Floating Markets

A travel blog entry by endlessummer

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floating markets really cool, got to eat pinapple Cambodian style. I think the delta is a wonderful place full of color and activity busy busy all the ...

Mekong Delta (mini blog 2), Ninh Kiều, Vietnam travel blog

Mekong Delta (mini blog 2)

A travel blog entry by smeelog

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... can get sea sick even on the smallest of canals apparently. Waterways That being said, I did enjoy the floating markets near Can Tho. Cai Rang is pretty much wholesale by boat. The vendors have large colourful motorised crafts -- we later found out that ...

wet noodles and turnip sales peeps, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

wet noodles and turnip sales peeps

A travel blog entry by tomandcheu

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... so by this ungodly hour I was cursing my lifelong partner and the burly receptionist with equal fury. To cut a very long story short, Can Tho is a dull place. There is a floating market, and if you like to watch people selling turnips or other root ...

Mekong Delta Photographs, Mekong Delta, Vietnam travel blog

Mekong Delta Photographs

A travel blog entry by weemcd

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Floating markets, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Floating markets

A travel blog entry by curlywurly

... got the bus to Can Tho with a couple I'd met in Ben Tre, we all decided to stay at the same place again when we got to Can Tho. We arrived late afternoon and after finding a place to stay we arranged to go out on a small boat the following day to see the ...

Industrial river life, Can Tho, Vietnam travel blog

Industrial river life

A travel blog entry by jamesons

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... day of travelling we headed to the river front with a couple of english girls from our bus for a drink and then grabbed some dinner. Can Tho is quite an industrial own and at night is lit up in neon lights. The river front is quite cute but the rest is ...

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