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... a wonderful lunch (Vietnamese banquet). This was the first time that I have ever tried Rat. It really did taste like chicken.
Lunch having finished we rolled ourselves back into the bus after saying good buy to everyone we visited the home of several of the collage alumni. We traveled through a narrow dirt road following gentleman back to meet his mother. The house was build of masonry, looking very sturdy with a wide-open front. Pictures were ...
Day 33 – Can Tho to Chau Doc
Another good night's sleep & into the routine of moving on.
Our taxi was spot on time for the trip back into the city to catch our bus.
The wonderful Thy then advised she was footing the taxi fare & there’s nothing we could do to change her mind, another beautiful gesture on her behalf.
I showed the bus station clerk Thy’s note in my journal re our onward journey to ...
... and thus go to heaven.
Now we set off for our ultimate goal of the day – the giant Maitreya Buddha on Cam Mountain. I had been there once before, with my American friend, Tim Wagner.
We were forced to leave our taxi in a car park and travel to the giant Buddha either by motorbike or minibus. The minibus was by far the cheapest, so we paid our 70,000 VND return fares and off we went.
The Maitreya Buddha is 34 metres tall and sits on top ...
On my way to Chau Doc I had the chance to meet Lan, a Vietnamese girl with a very good English (not many of them speak english). She was back from holidays in Cambodia, it was only the two of us in the minivan for few hours which was great! We sticked together until the ...
... over stuffed!
The hotel we had booked was really nice with very helpful staff. A beautiful roof top terrace over looking the city. No time to explore the town however. The next morning was our boat transfer into Cambodia via the Mekong. We had to meet with a staff member of the boat company who gave us Cambodian visa applications and forms to fill out.....here we go! Off to another ...