Vietnam day two – Mekong River

We got up and went to the Singh Cafe for our Mekong delta trip. We first boarded a bus for a few hour ride and then were dropped off and walked a short distance to our boat. It was a blue wood boat with bench seats. The back was open so a few people could stand back there and take pictures. There were not any windows so the breeze blew freely through the sides. We first looped through a floating market of boats with colorfully painted bows and then headed up the Mekong River toward our destination for the evening – the city of Chau Doc. We did re-board the bus and take a ferry on our way there. Here are some pictures from that leg…

Mekong tour

Woman on the Mekong River

Ferry on the Mekong

As a group we decided to upgrade our hotel rooms for an additional $20 USD. The tour package cost us $24 each from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Phen in Cambodia – hotel, bus, boat – everything. We hopped on trailers pulled by bicycles to grab dinner at a restaurant in town. After eating we hopped back on the bike trailers (our cyclists waited for us) and after a few moments i asked Coconut to ask if i could ride the bike while my “driver” rode in the back. She hadn’t finished the sentence and he was off the bike and ready for me to hop on. The traffic wasn’t as crazy as in the big city but it still was a rush to plod along in a 4 bike/trailer caravan around streets with motorbikes buzzing by. Despite gorging ourselves we went to a rooftop bar on a three story structure and Levy ordered a platter of crab claws and we cooled off with bottles of Tiger beer. Our drivers took us back to the room to rest up for the rest of the trip to Phnom Penh.

Bike and trailer

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Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.


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