Today in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, it was 30°C
Last Monday we decided to take a riverboat tour of the Mekong River. It was a wonderful way to pass the day. The guide was excellent, imparting upon us his knowledge of the river and Vietnamese society in general. Below are some of the 800 photos/videos I took on the trip.
Departing from the dock which was a 5 minute walk from our hotel.
The shoreline full of garbage. It really stank on this part of the river. Garbage was floating everywhere.
Homes on the side of the river during low tide. There are 4 tides over 24 hours.
Local folklore has it that the river has monsters. People always have eyes on their boat to scare them away.
The river is brown due to the sand content.
Rice field with 3 month rice that has been growing for about 3 weeks. Farmers will either grow three crops of 3 month rice or one each of 3 month and 6 month rice.
Duck farm on the side of the river.
Shipping the sugar cane to the market.
Our desert at lunch time at the orphanage where the chldren are taught Kung Fu. Apparently they are a big hit on “Vietnams got Talent”. Leibling gave them each a piece of “Twizzlers” licorice. A first for all of them, including our guide who said it tasted like “red candle wax”. It certainly looked a little more appetizing than our dessert.
Lumber mill/carpentry shop