|We spent the day in the Mekong Delta. It is a region of waterways formed by the Mekong River, covering an area of about 60,000 square km and with a population of 17 million, most engaged in farming & fishing. Often called the breadbasket of Vietnam, the Delta accounts for more than 50% of the rice production. As we left HoChi Minh city we saw more bright-green rice paddies, fruit orchards, sugar cane fields and vegetable gardens. The waters were busy with boats & fish farms. We went to the port in My Tho city. We boated along Tien River visiting 2 islands and the other side of the river. On the Unicorn island we learned about the different kinds of fruits. We were given samples to taste. We also visited a locals home. They were raising pigs. On the other side of the Tien river we watched how coconut candy was made as well as rice/coconut paper. We had a pony cart ride through a small village. Then we took a canoe ride through one of the canals and back out to the river. We also visited a Bee farm. We finished up on Phoenix Island to have lunch. Then we returned to Ho Chi Minh city. The pictures will tell more of what we saw and did!