I hope you enjoyed the photos of HCMC. While there we took a trip to the Mekong Delta.
It felt like being in an Attenborough nature documentary, travelling in a little boat, along canals lined with mangroves, their roots reaching deep into the river. Rickety old boats are used for transporting and selling of goods (veritable floating supermarkets) or are home to whole families.You can see us with our friends John and Jen setting off in the boat.
You can see Daniela learning how to make rice cakes at a local workshop. They told her not to give up her day job…
We had lunch at an ancient house with a beautiful garden full of plants in old Chinese vases and with a huge python in a cage. We were treated to a musical/theatrical performance, then we were given rice and a fried fish served standing up on a bed of greens, with a large chilli sticking out of its mouth!
At a local fruit farm, instead of the usual tea and fruit, we were offered rice wine, by the master of the house, Mr Tiger, an 82 year old with a lot energy! Clinking of glasses, the traditional, shouted, “Yoh!” and down goes the rice wine.
A brilliant trip.
Two more editions on Vietnam to come.
Tomorrow I am going to Taipei for work and then Daniela will join me for a three day stay. So after Vietnam I'll post photos of Taiwan.
Have a good 2 weeks