Blending in with the Locals in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta, Continued.

Welcome to part two of showing my pictures from the Meking Delta in Vietnam.

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As you recall here I am blending in with the locals.

Click on the image below to view a video of going down this tributary.

Is my house”, pointed out our front driver of the narrow boat.  “I have four babies,” she added.

“Will you marry me?” She proposed as I sat at the table having lunch.

No I’m just kidding. She was singing conditional Vietnamese music.  

Click on the video below to see some other music performances we enjoyed location.

This larger boat provided transportation between the main local destinations.  

Click on the image below for a video of the boat.

This refreshments boat was going from boat to boat offering various drinks and snacks.

This was the third time we stopped to pull rubbish off the propeller. Each time, our pilot threw the rubbish back into the water for next time. My laughing was from helplessness, it was frustrating to watch him throw the plastic back in to the water just for someone else to tangle in it again later.

This posting was much longer but it crashed on WordPress after I completed it. I have redone so many postings that have crashed after doing all the work. Sorry, I didn’t have it in me to completely redo this one. Anyway, it was a taste. I hope you enjoyed what did save successfully. Cheers!
Darren

Bus, Boat, Carriage and Bicycle. Exploring the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

I’m going to see if I can do a blog post during the actual day. I spend so much time on transportation and I have installed cellular connections on my tablet and phone, so it may be possible if there are times where the views are not so interesting.  Today I leaving from Saigon going inland to the Mekong Delta.

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I’m not sure if this is my receipt or my bus ticket.

Our guide suggested that Vietnam is 80% Buddhist 15% Catholic and 5% Christian and other.

This is the area we are visiting today. Mostly by boat.

So far today I have ridden a bus, a boat, and a horse drawn carriage. Soon to add to that a bicycle and a different more traditional boat.

Click on the image below for a short video of the horse drawn carriage ride.

I enjoyed cycling to explore another island for almost an hour.

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Some views discovered on my bicycle.

And another video from cycling about, click on the image below.

Floating homes in the Mekong River

Innovative use of plastic sheeting to build this home extension.

A close-up.

Click on the image below for a video clip of where I got my bicycle.

I bought a new hat to blend in with the locals.  I think it was quite effective.

I found a snake.

 

The locals waving to the Tourists is very sweet.

Later I would ride boat like this one

Stay tuned for more photos from the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

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