Sa Dec mkt, rich Chinese merchant's home, & Cai Be

Trip Start Jan 01, 2014
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Trip End Dec 31, 2014


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Flag of Vietnam  , Đồng Tháp,
Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 13, 2014: We were loaded onto boats to view the street markets of Sa Dec.  In addition to walking through the open market, we visited the house of Mr Huynh Thuy Le Dura, a rich Chinese merchant and the gentleman who had a relationship with teenage, writer, Marguerite Dumas.  Mr Huynh ended up married to a Chinese woman with whom they had five children.   His home is now a museum.  We walked some length of the market street, then returned to the boat for lunch.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
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The company offered an hour boat ride after the market tour to Xeo Quyt which was used as base during the French and US wars, but Alexander and I opted out.   We later learned from people who went on that extended tour that "you didn't miss anything."
 
 
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After lunch, we again rode on small boats  to visit Cai Be's floating market, and a visit to the candy and rice paper workshop.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We were treated to a nice Farewell Dinner on board the boat.  

 
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