Ham Luong Tourist Hotel
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We spent 40 minutes walking around a local village. There was hardly any shade or breeze and it was stinky hot, really uncomfortably so. Again, another eye opener in to how simply these people live. The one really good aspect is the lack of waste, they use everything, even the root and stems of plants and veg have a use. They make local whiskey and we were given the chance to try some in a little shack bar. Sam had the coconut ...
... wide with rickety arm supports. Remarkably Arnaud managed to carry Rowan across while Elodie and I watched. It was then that we noticed the water was crocodile infested. The guide assured us that the crocs wouldn’t eat humans, but I can’t say I’ve heard of a vegetarian croc . Apparently the area used to be full of crocodiles, but now they are extinct (in the whole of Vietnam), so these ones are actually farmed. We returned to ...
... And rice. Then gummy banana cakes served with sweetened cocoanut milk.
Long drive, two nice bridges, some burnt fields, some tiny plant rice paddie plots dark green.
Two big meals today, no dinner plans. The Victoria resort is very posh. Early 20th C French architecture. I walked out of the resort across the street to a corner restaurant with over 100 tables on the sidewalk wrapping the corner. Not one ...
... quite cheesy, they love romantic songs) here is a list of few nice Vietnamese songs:
Extra tips if you plan to visit this area: I have found the homestay through Nambo agency, managed by a nice and reactive man called Tam Tran
On Wednesday we were picked up from the hotel and driven for nearly three hours to the Mekong Delta. Our boat for the night was a wooden rice barge, the Bassac. It had a capacity for 20 guests but there were only 12 of us so plenty of room !
The river is really wide in parts with lots of small boats carrying crops or sand and also dredgers and larger barges. Along the shores there are ...