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Jul 7, 2008 - Mekong Delta, Chau Doc

After 8 hours on a bus (with a few "happy room" stops along the way, we arrived in Chau Doc. There was not much to see in this trading town on the Vietnam side of the border. We basically walked around for a bit, had a simple dinner (it is safe to say that I am getting sick of dinners comprised of fried noodles, fried rice or fried vegetables) and then went to our rooms. The nice part about the evening was that these Australian girls, Mel and Diana came to our room to watch tv/talk with us. I am so glad I've met such super people on this trip!

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Jun 23, 2008 - Mekong Delta, Chau Doc

The Mekong River is HUGE. Numerous delta fingers of the river mean ferry crossings, and boats of various sizes and every possible function everywhere. The bus ride from Saigon was about 5 hours, and the countryside a patchwork of rice fields (3 crops a year!) with strips of houses and the invariable family business along the road. Chau Doc is a smallish town with a somewhat "down in it's heels" feel about it. The river houses (small dwellings on very tall stilts) are often made of corrugated iron, and the smell of poverty abounds. /So not...

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Feb 23, 2008 - Mekong Delta / Chau Doc

We continue to have a great time. There are lots of computer places, but it is hard to find time to sit down and use one as there are so many things to do! It was a 5 hr drive from Sihanoukville to the Vietnam border -we travelled in 2 vans. It took about an hour to clear customs and we continued on to Chau Doc where we checked in to our hotel and then boarded motorbike taxis for a drive to the top of Mt. Sam for a panoramic view. It was great fun and the drivers were excellent. In Vietnam helmets are compulsory - not elsewhere! Dinner cost...

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Nov 9, 2007 - Chau Doc

Today we started off from Ho Chi Minh in a mini bus out of the city through more rural areas...seeing some amusing and humbling sights on the way. The things that locals carry on their mopeds such as gardening tools...electric fans! We had a couple of ferry crossings in the Mekong Delta and tried some local snacks - every variation of Banana, grilled, fried, flavoured with Peanuts! There were some difficult sights of people injured by lindmines begging on the streets. In the evening we wen on a motorbike trip up the mountain and visited a...

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Oct 22, 2007 - Chau Doc

Ok so last night we had a really fun cyclo tour of Saigon in the dark and had a lovely dinner at a local restaurant. This morning we got on the bus for Chau Doc, which is on the border with Cambodia. The long and winding road (Beatles reference meant) was full of bumps (I was airborne some of the time) and the cutest school children you've ever seen. We stopped at this small roadside restaurant for lunch. When we arrived nearly 8 hours later we were meant to have a moto ride to the top of Mt. Sam nearby to have a beer at the mountain top...

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Southeast Asia 2007



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