Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 2 - Mekong Delta

Today I went on my first of 3 tours in Ho Chi Minh city. I thought I was going to do the city tour but instead it was the Mekong Delta tour. Man it was a great day and I met some great people too! I started the day with my "free" hotel breakfast of a pretty decent bowl of wonton noodles. Like for reals it was not that bad... IMG_0435 I got in a van and we headed off...the Mekong Delta is about 2 hours outside of HCM so it takes some time to get out there. Here is our guide giving us the details of the day. IMG_0450 then we were on the river... IMG_0453 IMG_0455 first stop on the island was a bee farm with the freshest and crazy good tasting honey ever. IMG_0462 IMG_0466 IMG_0467 I had to try it... IMG_0468 oh man this tea tasted so good with the honey IMG_0472 another big deal is the snake wine IMG_0477 not too bad as a snake handler right? IMG_0484 IMG_0486 We then headed for some tropical fruit tasting all from that area... IMG_0498 IMG_0501 IMG_0500 The fruit inside IMG_0504 One of the folk singers that came by to sing for us: IMG_0506 then we went to row in a banana boat! IMG_0513 and our lovely lady boat rower.... IMG_0518 it was pretty crazy on the river... IMG_0520 IMG_0524 After that we got to have luncb: IMG_0543 IMG_0555 IMG_0557 After that we took a small bike ride through the village and got to see the real rural lifestyle. ;;;;;;;;;;;;; it was a great day...so I wanted to have something nice to eat and I saw this BBQ place across the street from my hotel adn wanted to give it a try: SOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! IMG_0573 IMG_0576 IMG_0577 IMG_0581 IMG_0584 Great end to a great day! Shout out to the "Naruto" guys from as well as the Filipino Family from Cebo!!

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