Mekong Delta

Boats on the Mekong at Cai Rang Floating market, Vietnam

Boats at Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho, Vietnam

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Today’s travel photo is of some people trading from their boats on the Mekong River at Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho, Vietnam. Although it is no longer the huge market that it once was, Cai Rang is still a hive of activity with traders coming from all over the Mekong Delta and upstream… Read More

Bamboo footbridge in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Bamboo Footbridge in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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Today’s travel photo is of a bamboo footbridge in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. These bridges are quite common in rural parts of Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia, and are usually built as a temporary river or creek crossing. Crossing this bridge, I was surprised out how strong it was and I felt quite… Read More

Making honey tea at a honey farm in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Tasting Honey Tea, Mekong Style in Vietnam

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Although the rushed, over crowded and impersonal tour that I joined to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam was far from enjoyable, it did have the occasional small highlight that made it all worth it in the end. One of those moments was stopping at a honey bee farm, which at first appeared to just be… Read More

Meagre houses on the river in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Riverside Houses in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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Today’s travel photo is of some riverside houses in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. This was one of my favourite parts of the Mekong Delta as our boat slowly made its way through the maze of channels of the Mekong River. This was a very quiet part of the river where locals have built their houses… Read More

Dragon Fruit growing in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

Dragon Fruit in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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Today’s travel photo is of some Dragon Fruit growing at an orchard in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. A lot of people come to Southeast Asia and have no idea what this fruit is, and I was the same when I first came to the region a couple of years ago. Dragon Fruit certainly looks a… Read More

Rice noodle sheets drying in the sun at a rice noodle factory in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Making Rice Noodles in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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I was feeling great after visiting Cai Rang Floating Market in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, so I didn’t really care where we were going next as our boat chugged along the Mekong River. Before long, we pulled up at a seemingly random makeshift jetty and were off walking along an alley, through someone’s little… Read More

Boats trading at Cai Rang Floating Market in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Cai Rang Floating Market in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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After the terrible first day of our tour of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, we awoke in the morning to find that we were dreading another day of the same thing. We were up early in Can Tho to visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, one of the best in the Mekong Delta. This was… Read More

Paddling through a natural canal in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Bruises and Rat Meat: A Terrible Mekong Delta Tour in Vietnam

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When you travel to Vietnam, one of those “must see places” is the Mekong Delta. This lush and fertile land where the Mekong River spreads into a whole network of channels as it nears the ocean, is almost completely used for agriculture, and the people who work this land live on the islands between all… Read More

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