October 15, 2006

HCM and the Mekong Delta

On our first day, after a short rest, we went to Pham Ngu Lao, looked at the markets and walked around for a bit. The markets are on Tran Nguyen Hue. We also saw this statue, the name of which I will find out, any minute now.

We had dinner at a place called Guerlays, although it was probably just a safe rather than good choice. On the way back to the hotel we booked for the Mekong Delta, which turned out to be something like the Raiders of the Lost Ark ride in Disneyland!

Very surreal, and moving from boat to boat to boat, a story better told in pictures!

The lunch we had was fantastic - rice wrappers with Elephant Ear Fish. The bees looked scary, but apparently had no stingers, although I'm glad we never had to find out :-)

We went to Unicorn Island, and Tim received a coconut shell cyclo from the tour guide as he turned 14 on 26 September. This was his only gift, poor child, beside being on a three week holiday in Asia!

No comments:


A story of a trip to Vietnam, with a lot of photos and some candid observations. I had a great time there, and would love to go back.