In Vietnam the mighty Mekong finally reaches the sea. In a final fling before losing it's identity forever the river splits into two main branches. The Hau Giang (Lower River or the Bassac River) which flows via Chau Doc, Long Xuyen and Can Tho to the sea; and the Tien Giang which splits into several branches at Vinh Long and empties into the sea at five points. Each of these channels splits into countless smaller rivers, waterways, and canals to make up the waterworld of the Mekong Delta - one of the largest river deltas in the world. The Vietnamese call the river the Song Cuu Long (River of Nine Dragons).
We took our time to explore the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam and ended our journey at Ba Dong beach - the nearest we could get to the point where the river reaches the sea. Our amazing journey's end.
I've always had wanderlust. Don't know where it comes from. When I was 26 I bought a 'round the world' ticket and flew off to New York. I thought after a year travelling I would have 'been there, seen it, done it' and it would be out of my system. Of course it didn't work like that. I travelled for two years and only went home when the money ran out. Then life took over for a few years, and travelling was confined to month long trips around Christmas, and shorter city breaks.
In 2009 Jim retired. Not to be outdone I also gave up work - at least for the forseeable future. We gave our flat in... full info