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Travel Blogs from Chau Doc
This day we took the bus first of all and headed Northeast towards Chau Doc which is on the Cambodian border. There is a true mix of Chinese and Khamer here which \makes for yummy food in the little restaurant we had dinner at.
Outside the hotel was the local tennis court which was in full swing at 5.00am! coolest part of the day though.
... on the way - firstly to a small roadside shop selling snakes and other various animals. We handled some of the snakes and also watched some young boys weaving mosquito nets with a machine. Our next stop was for lunch at a crocodile farm where many of us ate crocodile for lunch in various forms: sweet and sour, spring rolls, satay etc After lunch we toured the crocodile farm. The crocs were very sinister ...
... our way back to the place the bus was. The first place we drove was to the docks where we boarded the boat on the Mekong to take us to Cai Rang Floating Market. Was told the market had been there for over 100 years and is the biggest market in Southeast Asia. We were also told whatever they had hanging on a tall bamboo stick at the front of their boat was what they were selling. It was pretty boring!! Only thing they sold was ...
... green tea with locals. Chris laughs at my situation but it improves when we get iced tea with sugar and I'm offered lime to squeeze. At least I can stomach this. I interrogate my guides pill packet while Chris explains my profession! I did ask before examining! Starting off again we drive through villages to Hang Pagoda set in a mountain. It's already different as its muted in colour, rich red and burnished gold. Weirdly it has mini Buddha statues wearing shades! Entering I ...
... and watching the world go by.
After such an interesting and action packed day, it was a shame to end on such a bad note.
Picked up some Pho from a street vendor, immediately wished we hadn't bothered, they were rude and yet again Georgina had a bowl full of fish.
Time to pay up:
Bill= 60,000 VND
We paid 100,000 VND
Change= 40,000 VND
So far so good
We head off, and the women ...