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4/09 Cān Tho to Ben Tre, 100 Kilometers
By Xe Om (cuddle taxi) 5 hrs
Nhakhach Hung Vuong Hotel - 300000 ($15) Dong, including breakfast
Cuddle Taxi to Ben Tre (Population: 120,000)
After listening to an adventurous story from a vacationing German lawyer, who had just arrived in Can Tho from the Cambodian border, with …
... by crocodiles in Australia every year! Usually, they are tourists who go swimming where they aren't supposed to. The crocs roll their prey around in the water and drag it to the bottom until it drowns and then let's it start to rot before eating it....what a way to go! Anyway, after that lovely fact, it was time for lunch! We did a lot of eating today! We had fresh fish that was put into rice paper rolls with pineapple - delicious! We were then served prawns, ...
... visiting and exploring. There were 4 main islands, Coconut Island, Dragon Island, Turtle Island, and Phoenix Island. The purpose of the trip was to observe the local people/economy that is based completely on coconut and Banana farming. Excitedly we boarded a small long tail boat that would take us across the Mekong river passing by Coconut island and Dragon island.
... We seem to have the same food every time which starts with rice paper spring rolls, some weird omelet thing, some meat and then fruit for pudding. Nice enough. The elephant ear fish was pretty ugly but tasted nice. After a quick bicycle tour around the village we retreated to our home for the night. Our home stay this time was an upgrade from Cambodia for sure. We each had a hammock like bed with a mozzy net, and there was a fan this time but it broke haha.. So sweaty night ...
... Delta is dying and may not be here in 50 years, due to nineteen new dams being built along the river. This is changing the ecology and increasing the salinity of the water. The Vietnamese are worried, but not the other countries bordering the Mekong, and certainly not the Chinese who are backing most of the damming projects and building a dam of their own.
Tomorrow afternoon we will cross the border into ...
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