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... br> The next morning we would be visiting the floating markets. We had heard that they begun at 4/5am, but luckily we didn't have to meet until 7am. We travelled for about 20 mins down the river and saw the sea of boats selling fruits and vegetables. We were told that each seller puts what they are selling on a big pole in the air, so people from afar can see what they are selling. A useful concept! We didn't buy anything, but ...
... I would recommend touring this vast and lush area independently. You could take a bus to one of the main towns and there are so many motorbikes and tuk tuks who would jump at the chance to show you around.
I think that way, you would experience more. But, if you are limited on time, as I was - a tour would probably be more suitable.
I was then dropped off with the rest if my group and we boarded the boat to the Vietnam/Cambodia border. EXCITED!!!!!!
... My heart sinks but by the end he's affably chatting to us. His English is good! Chris and I debate the causes: war, agent orange or sheer accident, I presume the first. We finally go home to watch trashy films ad I share the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Crowded House with Chris. Shower and bed await eating boiled peanuts. My body aches I presume through anaemia and lack of sleep as well as the bike. My impressions of Ben Tre are sour but the experience is fun ...
... a tray of bees from a hive. They are known not to sting unless they feel threatened, so we didn't have to wear protective gear and were told to definitely not drop it! Izzy was first to volunteer with Nat being second, but when it came to holding a python that had been brought out for its 15 minutes of fame, Nat wasn't so keen. Izzy was first up again, having no aversion to snakes and having held a python before but Nat didn't want to as he hates snakes. However ...
... Apparently the rural Vietnamese shop sometimes twice a day so that they always have fresh food. Weekly shopping is unheard of outside the big cities.
The other highlight of this part of the trip was a walk our guide took us on through the rural rice farming area. Apart from being incredibly beautiful, the hospitality of the local people was amazing. As we walked past a few of the farm houses the ...
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