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Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Tra Vinh February 20th 2015

Great flights followed by swarm welcome from Ho Chi Minh city. Traffic is mad in this place but thankfully they are mostly scooters....which generally carry no less than 3 people. Team VC2015 have bikes and are travelling. Great day today, with 47km in the afternoon and a ferry across the Meekong (sp?) delta to boot! GoPro has been a great investment to capture the incidents! Big day tomorrow 95km so time for more of the excellent food and hospitality 😊... read more

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Tra Vinh November 2nd 2013

Today we took a small local boat through narrow channels to several scenic locations, including a small village known as “Evergreen Island," where we walked around the island and met many of the island's inhabitants, who were very happy to show us around. One woman let us into her home to see how they live so simply, MY kids would die. They would move to the city and never come back. That is for sure! Tan Chau known for it's ancient silk factory. Since most of the silk production has moved north into China for many reasons, this is one of the few working factories left in Vietnam. Saturday, the workers were off today, but we walked through the factory and learned that each person (mostly women) runs several machines at once, only needing to touch ... read more
Facilities
Propaganda Speakers
Chauffer

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Tra Vinh November 1st 2013

Today we made our border crossing to Vietnam. The customs officers came aboard and cleared everyone by our passports that were left at the pursers office when boarding. My day was spent onboard the boat, mostly cruising the Mekong, watching the world of the river dwellers. I sat on the upper deck reading by the pool, taking the cool plunge when it got too hot. Whew that felt good! There was a cooking demonstration, an ice cream social, mixology class, none of which I attended. I needed to decompress after all the long days of touring. The boat moored off Tan Chau, a small city with a lot going on. We could hear lively music going on from the shore at night.... read more
Simple homes
Waterfront
Amazing Sunsets

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Tra Vinh October 5th 2013

I can't believe that it has been a week now since I actually left home to come on my travels. And already I have experienced soo much. We had booked a tour to go to the Cao Dai Temples and the Chu Chi Tunnels. It was such a long drive up to the temple on a bus where we really wanted to get sleep on as we had only had 3 hours sleep the night before. But as I have come to realise over here in Vietnam, they like those horns on their cars. They are forever beeping them, apparently it is to get people to move out the way if they want to get past... but gosh it's annoying after a while, so that was waking me up and then I woke up to our ... read more

Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Tra Vinh February 18th 2013

17 & 18 February 2013 - This is Part 2 of my 6-day solo trip in southern Vietnam by local bus and motorbike. I traveled from Rạch Giá to Cần Thơ by bus and stayed a night in this city. Cần Thơ is the biggest city in the Mekong Delta. I have been to this city three times before, so I didn’t spend much time there. Next morning I took a bus to Trà Vinh province. This is the 61th province in Vietnam that I visited. Trà Vinh is a poor province in the Mekong Delta. 70% of the population are Khmer ethnic minority people. It took me two and a half hours to travel 110km from Cần Thơ to Trà Vinh city. I hired a motorbike taxi driver at the bus station to show me ... read more
The city at night
Bus from Cần Thơ city to Trà Vinh city
Making coconut cake of the Khmer people




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