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Cap Saint Jacques
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... through a small village and boarded small boats and sailed down the Mekong whilst wearing traditional Vietnamese hats.
At night me and five others from the tour were driven to a small village to stay at a homestay. After the car dropped us of we had to walk along a small path along a river for about twenty minutes. Earlier in the day we had stopped for lunch at a place that had a number of alligators in an enclosure. As we were walking along ...
Everyone locally still calls it Saigon! Enjoyable long tour, drove to Saigon from Phu My, roads much better than expected and comfortable coach with amusing guide and reasonable English. Countryside quite tidy mixed heavy industrial and rural agricultural. Saigon itself crazy busy with scooters, bikes and motorbikes everywhere. Locals clearly have mixed feelings about reunification and resent rule from Hanoi. Architectural mix of ...
... and Cuong chatting to go across the street to the famed Ben Thanh Market. With so many shops and so little time, I walked through the market. Since most did not take credit cards and I was low on dollars, I just enjoyed the excitement.
On our way back to the ship, we visited the Chinese medicine street. We got a lesson on the way the different herbs and dried roots can heal many diseases.
Then we made our last ...
... Jo went off to see the film Amour about a couple in their 80s whose life is severely affected by the wife’s stroke. The film, with French sub-titles, details the husband’s struggle to care for his wife, at home as she wishes and the external pressures brought
to bear on the couple during that time. Cheerful indeed! Nick did some blogging and guitar practice.
After dinner we decided to read our books before retiring for the night.
... won't be up there long. Think we might be alone at dinner, Erica and Peter have gone over to Ho Chi Min city on a tour. It's 2 and a half hours each way by coach, we didn't fancy that one. Bet they are late back! Half an hour in the sun then a move to the Crows Nest for a refreshing lager and a read in the shade for a bit. Dinner for four, apparently E & P were back a little early :-) afterwards we headed off to the Curzon as usual. Tonight it was the ...