Chau Pho Hotel
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... wonderful a cold shower could be after a hot walk! Anna and Mike walked and cycled for miles round paddy fields and past little houses, many on stilts where they were greeted warmly by everyone, especially the kids!
We learnt that a cow costs 4 million riel (about $1000)! And the children we met studied for 10 hours a day in the hope of getting to university and working their way up in the world. They were concerned that ...
... best I can. I am not nervous and not excited. This is Thuy’s day more than mine - the wedding will lay to rest any lingering doubts about my commitment to her; the whole community will see that she and I are a fixture.
There is little that a non-Vietnamese speaker like me can do except spectate, as the various preparations gather pace around me.
My two guests from Saigon – Hong and her relative – arrive, and I give them a lightning tour of ...
... as it continued to glide down the Mekong. Bliss! A short time later we visited the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta. It was a whirlwind of activity as boats into weaved in and out at the same rate of craziness the motorbikes do on the roads are people wheeled and dealed their fresh produce at market. A number of the boats were tourist boats which the market holders clearly got irate at as they got in the way! For a ...
... afternoon and caught local transport (a bicycle rider with a tray carriage on the back for customers to sit on) to our accommodation. Not the nicest place but clean and nice water views of local houseboat life from the deck. It turns out no one speaks English in the town and its tough trying to work even the most basic things out. One thing I love immediately is that everyone sits outside together to eat. Imagine having your dining ...
... a prize. But some young people choose to run away with their lovers if parents do not approve of the marriage chosen by the couple.
Now the opposite has become more popular: "Where we seat our parents, that is where they sit." Young people have more power to make their own decisions about their mates. Even if they choose their own partner, it is important to have the consent of parents, because if one or the other set of parents does ...