Saigon, My Tho, Ben Tre (Mekong Delta) - Day 109
Trip Start Jan 31, 2008
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We then moved onto a small rowing boat and meandered through the smaller tributaries of the Mekong with groves of water coconut trees lining the banks, as huge butterflies the size of sparrows flew above us. The butterflies seem to use the channels as ways of navigating around the think vegetation. A beautiful sight.
We stopped for lunch and I had a stroll in the primary town of the island, Ben Tre town. Really rural feel with small wooden and corrugated iron shops lining the road. Everybody says hello and it's nice and friendly place, but not much to see regarding sights. Returned back to the boat and caught the bus back to Saigon. Met up with a couple of Australian guys I talked to the previous evening for a few drinks, really nice chaps.