Published: June 23rd 2010June 23rd 2010
Another interesting border crossing. slightly less chaotic than the previous. Again loads of paperwork and also had to be thermal scanned to see if we had a temperture which was interesting. Ate cold fried rice whilst waiting to cross border- yummy!
So now we were in Vietnam!
The first stop was chau doc to break up the journey to Saigon. I really liked this place. It didnt feel too touristy and we didnt really get hassled too much. We got on boat to go on the river. There are loads of houses on the banks and on the river. We went to see how they farm fish uner their houses. they pen off the water under the stilts which their houses stand on and just gorw fish in it. they just ope a trap door on thier porch and you can see loads of fish. It looks fairly crowded in there. we sampled the local fish later that night and called it mekong mudfish as it just tasted like mud!
Also got off the boat and wlked along a very dodgy looking plank of wood to get to a little cluster of houses where they were weaving cloth.
Then headed off for saigon...