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Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Ca Mau October 5th 2015

Vietnam Toi den Saigon khoang 3 gio trua. Viec dau tien la toi di thang den bung binh Saigon de nhin thay tan mat su tan pha cua thanh pho Saigon xua cua chanh quyen hien tai de xay he thong Metro nhu toi biet duoc tren tin tuc. Nhung toi vui mung vi bo mat co kinh cua Saigon van con, thuong xa Tax van con, khu Eden vua con, duong Nguyen Hue duoc tan trang de du khach hay dan dia phuong di bo nhu da so nhung SQUARE tai trung tam bat cu tho do nao tren the gioi. Trung tam Saigon sang sua hon vi Thuong Xa Tax , khu Eden, khu pho 2 ben duong Nguyen Hue dua sang sua la icho moi me nhu thay cua so, stucco lai be ... read more
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Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Ca Mau January 20th 2015

In January, Fulbrighters took a tour of the Mekong Delta as part of our orientation. We drove about 2 hours outside of HCMC to take a boat for a 30-minute 'cruise' up a small river to the starting point of our 7 kilometer bicycle tour along shady back roads over tiny canals, past fruit gardens and sleepy villages. Mid-morning we arrived a a family-run orchard where diverse tropical fruits were grown. We were welcomed by our local host, a gentleman of many talents. He and his family welcomed our group on a trip to the Mekong Delta - The owner who was a former war veteran, welcomed us with tea and then led us through a labyrinth of narrow canals in the back waters of the river to a spot where we tasted a delightful array ... read more
Mekong Delta Village Host
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Mekong Delta Village Host

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Ca Mau January 20th 2012

Today i went to Me Kong delta and we went on a speed boat. We went to a villages and we saw a big,long,hot,busy market. The guide taught us how to make a trumpet from coconut leaves. On the way home i fell asleep. It was a great day because i played with my new friend.... read more

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Ca Mau January 20th 2012

Today i went to Me Kong delta and we went on a speed boat. We went to a village... read more

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Ca Mau July 17th 2011

MeKong Delta - The floating market was pretty dead when we saw it but still interesting. Each boat has their product tied to a pole sticking up off the bow. People live on their boats. Women work as water taxi’s taking people across on a small gondola looking boat with two paddles. They wear the traditional hat and an outfit that looks like pj’s. The delta is one place where people do not go hungry because the soil is rich and everything is grown. It’s huge. The Mekong delta runs from Vietnam to China. It is 4,000 kilometers long and has over 40,000 kilometers of waterways. So what we saw was just a glimpse. Again the resourcefulness of the people was impressive. We visited a factory that makes coconut candy, coconut cream, coconut milk, rice paper ... read more
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Stilt Houses in the Mekong
Water taxi's

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Ca Mau October 7th 2009

26 September 2009 - After traveling for 2 hours by plane from Hanoi to Cần Thơ, 4 hours by bus from Cần Thơ - Sóc Trăng - Bạc Liêu - Cà Mau and then 2 hours by water taxi, I reached the Cà Mau cape (Mũi Cà Mau), which is the southernmost point of Vietnam. This is one of my dreams that came true. As some of you have not been to Vietnam, let me explain a little bit about Vietnam. The country looks like an "S" shape. It borders with China in the north, Laos and Cambodia in the west and has a long coastline (3260km). The northernmost point of Vietnam is the Nho Quế river which runs between steep mountains. The other side of the river is China and on our side, there is ... read more
The southernmost point of Vietnam
Our water taxi from Cà Mau to the southern tip
On the way to the southern tip

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Ca Mau April 30th 2008

A Tale of Two Villages The last two weeks I was in Vietnam, I was invited to visit two small villages. I don't turn down those invitations because they give you a more real impression of Vietnam. Most tourists are impressed with the hustle and bustle of the cities and the world class museums, world heritage sights and wonderful beaches. The real Vietnam is out in the country and life in the Villages. With all the growth in the cities, still about 80 % of the people live in the country. It is also quite there. The people are more authentic and very friendly. The best food I have ever eaten anywhere in the world has been prepared on an open fire, outside, in these small villages. The first village Khanh Hong is about 100 KM ... read more
Part of theAncient Capital of Hoa Lu
Part of theAncient Capital of Hoa Lu
Loannie near the Emperor's carriage

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Ca Mau September 15th 2006

Long hai fish market in the morning.... read more
presents from the sea
at the fish depot in long hai by the sea
comming home




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