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... our faces makes us laugh. Giant boats with the lines of a Chinese junk pass by, water washing so close to their gunwales they look as if they could swamp and sink.
Five hours and we arrive in Chau Doc, the gateway to the Mekong Delta, our boat cutting between the ferries full of mopeds, fishing boats and through the floating islands of green water lilies.
We traveled southwest to the Mekong Delta to meet with the members of the Microcredit Project.
It was quite inspirational to here them discuss challenges and successes with the program. Of the dozen or so members most had been with the program for 4-5 years.
Overwhelmingly there was the desire for lower interest rates, ...
Masks are often seen worn by drivers and passengers. Most often the disposable sorts, but fabric ones are seen and can be bought at the market.
Some tuk tuks are equipped with a fish netting on the sides to help deter being a victim of drive-by snatching!! You are aware of your surroundings as you come into close contact with the other drivers in passing.
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A Gay Old New Year's Eve in Tan Chau
Thuy very kindly organised a New Year’s Eve party for me. January 1st holds no significance for the Vietnamese, who celebrate their New Year – Tet – in February, so normally December 31st 2014 would have been just another evening. But out of respect for me, and because they will seize any opportunity to have fun, 20 or so local people – friends ...
... immigration was a little more obvious. Huge two storey pontoon with canteen, toilets, offices and out door seating area. We swapped our last US dollars for Vietnamese Dong. 21,000d to US$1. This check point only took 20 minutes. This travelling malarkey was a cinch. We continued down the Mekong and took a right turn to get us to Chau Doc, on the Hau Giang River, finally docking at 1730. The Mekong Delta is a network of intertwining waterways and ...