Ham Luong Tourist Hotel
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Our last day in the Mekong, I headed off on a tour on my own with Hao. Russ was having stomach issues, so the last place you want to be is just about anywhere other than your own hotel room. My stomach was not exactly doing great either, but I just couldn’t pass up this one last opportunity to get another glimpse of this Mekong culture. In a previous blog, I already showed much of what we saw that day in a previous blog of mine called ...
... 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
... arrival of our host Vinh, smiling and waving to us from the back of a scooter. The busting one and I were rapidly escorted to the home stay and the rest of the entourage followed. We were welcomed by 2 dogs and a kitten, who Eloise hasn't let out of her sight since. The home stay is lovely, set amongst lush gardens. We had a bit of a bike ride around the local area before the pleas to return to the kitten became ...
... tourist' stop was at a small building where they were making coconut candy. We learnt how it was made and enjoyed tasting the many samples and flavours! The grated coconut flesh is pressed to extract coconut milk and coconut cream. They add malt syrup and sugar to this mixture and heat to a very high temperature in large woks over fires generated by the burning of coconut shells. The mixture eventually caramelises to a thicker texture. While it is still ...
Anyway, later our Handsome Mr Vu took us to his home village...to his parents' home actually...his parents were nice and sweet even though they did not speak any English...the mother showed us how she cooked lunch (and even let us try and help her a little)...the father poured us some home-made alcohol...then we all shared lunch, and after lunch the father took ...