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... 3 each), so the service station must have been Harrods prices!
Once we arrived in My Tho village we got on a little motorboat that chugged us across the Mekong River to a lovely island called Ben Tre. We walked through fruit orchards before stopping to sample the local honey. To sample the local honey we put our fingers (gently and calmly!) among the bees and inside the honeycomb. The kids were too scared to do it, but loved tasting ...
... farmers in this region have since transformed Vietnam into one of of the worlds largest rice exporters.
After canoeing to our next destination we were shown coconut candy making by the local ladies and snake wine - they put the snake and scorpion into the bottle from the bottom and then fill it with wine and somehow seal the bottom like you would never guess it has ...
... snap. The single bamboo branch bridge over the neighbouring swamp completed the James Bond 'Live and Let Die' scene - good job we didn't fall in!
Back on dry land we stopped at a local pagoda for a peaceful wander around its incense-filled insides and a look at the three huge Buddha statues in the traditional three positions (standing, reclining and seated), similar to those we saw in Thailand but with each one ...
... 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 ...
... passengers and driver ensured me that everything is ok -even when two locals were sharing one seat. One of my fellow passenger, a young woman who travelled with her mum, was very keen to practise her English as well - so in addition of finally seeing lots of rice paddies passing by I had an interesting conversation. This all helped making the two hour journey a pleasant trip.
My idea about staying at another homestay was dropped, and decided to check ...
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200C Hung Vuong Street, Ben Tre | Hotelfrom $24