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... done, catch up on some blog writing and generally relax before going downstairs to eat in the hotel restaurant. With a smaller menu to choose from, we opted for spring roll starter, chicken with cashew nuts in a rich fruity sauce (served with rice) and a BBQ pork chop served with chips.
Suitably fed and watered, it was time to pack again, reflect on our time in Vietnam and prepare for the differences that Cambodia will bring.
Anthony & ...
... are delivered by boys while we celebrate.
Young friends of the family dance to Western disco music at the other end of the restaurant. Thuy’s brother-in-law, father of Tam, is dancing with enormous gusto and style. I mentally christen him ‘the Vietnamese John Travolta’.
Thuy informs me she has now invited around 230 local people to her wedding.
The dancing stops and we all depart for bed around 11pm.
Monday August 4: The Big ...
... between a pepper and an apple, not that tasty though). We were also treated to a dance and some typical Delta music that hails from the Regal music of Hue. We also saw a typical hive and as to what products they produce from the bees – Royal Jelly, Honey and Honeycomb. Our next stop after boarding the boat again was at a Coconut Candy factory. Here we saw how they used older coconuts (no juice in them) to produce milk (by boiling the fruit with milk) and ...
... there is considerable resentment against the Vietnamese in Cambodia.
Fiday April 18th Good Friday
Chau Doc is a typically Vietnamese town in The Mekong Delta, and we have managd to find a very nice B&B for a couple of nights. There are few westeners about and there is only one restaurant where we feel comfortable to eat. We noticed that the local catholic church ...
A 1000 year old temple! It is extremely well known and people will come from all over the world to pray to the Gods that are in the temple. In the main festival month, a lot of people will be crowded around the temple. It can be very difficult to move and the smoke from the candles can make it extremely difficult to see what is right in front of you! Luckily we went when it was fairly quiet in ...