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Nov 5, 2006 - closed

We were a little bummed that the museum was closed today (Sunday). We got some nice exercise though by walking all around the city! Now we plan to just relax in our room and watch TV which we haven't done in a long time. I'm updating the map to Chau Doc since we'll be there tomorrow evening.

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Sep 30, 2006 - Mekong River Trip back to Vietnam

Nearing the end of our adventure with Isabelle and Maggie - we've opted not to plane, train, jeep, bus or train it. This time we're travelling by boat - down the Mekong River back into Vietnam. Of course - they put you in a bus first for an hour. An hour that seemed like an eternity on these crazy roads of SE Asia. We boarded a boat for two hours - a fairly sea worthy one where Isabelle even went outside to sit at the bow. When we got to the border - we off loaded - got our passports stamped out of Cambodia. Then we were in no man's land...

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Sep 1, 2006 - VIETNAM: Mekong Delta. Goodbye Vietnam..Hello Cambodia!

The Mekong is one of the longest rivers in the world. It flows through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand and China. I spent 3 days on a Mekong Delta trip from Vietnam to Cambodia with Lisa and Flo. Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, and many villages are often accessible by river rather than by road. Our days were very relaxing. No planning! A great 3 days, although most of it was spent on bus, boat, bus, boat, bus, boat! Booking through a tour wasn't what we had planned but we couldn't do it any cheaper...

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Feb 18, 2006 - To Rach Gia - Mekong Delta

18 February - To Rach Gia, Mekong Delta We were woken at 0615 and had breakfast (a meagre affair) at 0700. At 0730 we took a bus to get into two motorised dugouts to Cai Rang floating market - a wholesale market and the biggest in the Mekong Delta. They had suspended on bamboo poles from the boats the various items of produce that each boat sold. Then we went to a rice noodle and rice paper factory - again the conditions were totally unhygienic. The rice paper was drying on frames in the sun. We went back in the boat and stopped for a drink...

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