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... that island, so when we were done looking at the crocodiles we headed back onto the motor boat that took us back to our bus where we drove for another 2 hours to our hotel.
I don't know if "hotel" was the appropriate word for it. It was basically a series of outdoor wood and palm shacks with next to nothing ventilation. We were paired up in groups of 4 based on gender, and given rooms to share. We each had to share a bed, as there were only 2 queen sized beds. When ...
... created by local craftspeople.
Next we stopped at a local market. It's not a tourist market but a market used by local people to buy their produce. Our guide Tam warned us before we went in that there were chickens there that would be freshly killed and if we didn't want to see it we should let her know - which we all promptly did. Some really interesting produce sold there, including a huge variety of eggs. All of the meat and fish ...
... they use to crush the coconut to get out the milk, then stir the massive boiling pots of milk + sugar, and then we watched it set and the ladies chop it up in sweeties and wrap them in papers super duper fast. Of course it would be rude not to buy a tray of sweeties for the bus ride home…
When rowan and I returned to the boat Elodie had been transferred from Arnauds arms into a hammock at the back of the boat and was ...
... our own Nile barge complete with reclining loungers (video) in the Mekong river system. Waterways everywhere. I spied a drainage pipe into the waterway and googled "V wastewater treatment." Only 10% is treated.
We were dropped at a tourist workshop, where they popped rice in hot sand, boiled cocoanut juice for candy, etc.
For lunch we stopped at La Longagier, a former two-story French Villa turned restaurant. ...
... Agent Orange, still a calamity affecting new generation of babies in Vietnam...http://thediplomat.com/2014/1 1/vietnam-agent-orange-and-gmos/ + http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/22233/ge netically-modified-foods-licensed-in-vi etnam-despite-disputed-effects
Since their isn't any freedom of press in Vietnam, they don't seem to know what's going on, neither the long term effect for their culture and their health.
On a more positive ...
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200C Hung Vuong Street, Ben Tre | Hotelfrom $24