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Mekong Delta/River to Cambodia

Written on: Saturday November 10th, 2007

A journal entry from: South-East Asia, 2007

Fortunately we left the typhoons behind, and took a 3-day, 2-night tour of the Mekong Delta (the rice-bowl of Vietnam) and up the Mekong River through the Cambodian border and into Phnom Penh.  In the delta area we experienced the floating markets, the narrow, winding canals, fish farms and homes displaying various forms of the river-people's lives.  We enjoyed specialty Mekong fish and snake dishes, fruits and refreshments.  On the third day we spent over 7 hours chugging up the wide and muddy Mekong on a 14-person boat past fish and farm settlements and smiling waving children. What an amazing and intriquing way to experience this part of Vietnam and leave the country after almost a month of great times and enter the struggling, emerging country of Cambodia. 

 

From Toadrocker on Nov 14th, 2007

OK you guys, while you are in the "neighborhood" you MUST get in touch with Heddy, who is teaching in S Korea, and planning a trip to Cambodia over Christmas!!! hsandilands@hotmail.com

From Marilyn and Greg on Nov 15th, 2007

Your pictures continue to restore such vivid memories for Greg and I. What an amazing perspective on Kymer life - to view it from the river! Your hearts are going to ache for these people... so much for them to recover from!

From gail on Nov 15th, 2007

Ah, the Mekong with waving children-amazing. Enjoy Cambodia for the unique struggles of the people there.Hope you see some dolphins-love ya Gailwaesobiosloudaidpaifiaen

From Donna on Nov 18th, 2007

I am so excited to learn about Cambodia! Keep the good stuff coming! Lots of Love

From Sylvia on Nov 19th, 2007

Hello! I ve been keeping track of you as much as I can. I m with Francis in Flagstaff now and thanks for the recomendation for Santa Cruz, it was beautiful! Love you and travel well! -Sylvia