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Feb 17, 2006 - Mekong Delta, Vietnam

After hearing good reports about the Mekong Delta we decided to head down to check things out. As the governement has a monopoly on boat transport in the Delta we were forced to do an all inclusive 2 day tour. Twasn't too bad. Really cheap and quite nice to have your life organised for you for a couple of days. To be fair the actual Mekong was'nt all thats its cracked up to....rather like "People Soup" as Teeps put it. Our boat ride from Siem Reap to Battambaong was more scenic. However the Delta was a hot spot in the American War and was...

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Aug 5, 2005 - Mekong Delta

Because we had such a remarkable time on our tour to Cao Dai and Cu Chi, we decided to brave yet another organized tour and head to the Mekong Delta for a day of river boating and experiencing the agriculture-rich land of the Mekong. The day turned out to be even better than expected, with several boat rides along the "chocolate" Mekong River (river looks brown because of all the sediment that gets churned up during the rainy season), with views of the small fishing communities along its banks. For lack of a better description, it really...

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Mar 18, 2005 - Canthou

We decided we had had enough of the corner restaruant and that we would have to leave it to get to Cambodia. Question was how? Tour companies offer 2 and 3 day tours to get you into Cambodia - or you can take a 7 hour bus ride to the border and then 4 more hours to Phenom Penh. We really wanted to see a floating market we had heard so much about. Unfortunately, that is only included in the 3 day trip. Oh well. $22 each bought us a bus ticket, all sorts of fun stops along the way, free room both nights and 3 meals. Not bad. What fun stops,...

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Jul 4, 2003 - Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The two day trip to the Mekong delta was quite a trip.We had overcast weather which was a blessing as most of the time we were in open boats. We visited a small island on the first morning and we wee served tropical fruits and local music played on very difficult looking instruments -the one stringed variety. Joel and Billy returned the compliment by singing a Busted song. We visited a "factory" making coconut candy entirely by hand -and then a rice noodle factory which was on the same premises as a pig farm. Literally the pigs were next...

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