This post is so absurdly overdue... half a year ago over Tet holiday (Vietnamese New Year), George and I did a two day tour of the Mekong Delta. I'm really terrible about posting things directly after the fact because it takes me forever to sort through and edit photos, and on top of that I overthink what I'm going to write about because I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to this blog -- don't wanna leave anything out!
But, I've decided to lighten up a bit and stop overthinking how to compose these entries. It's just a blog, FFS.
So THE MEKONG DELTA: it's a swampy maze of rivers and islands south of Ho Chi Minh. If you're an expat living here and haven't been, it's a bit of a crime since it's such a cheap, easy weekend trip. It's known for all the floating things (boats, markets, houses) and the surrounding rice paddies. Our tour included cruising to several islands, each specializing in a different product. We saw how coconut candy and rice paper are made, got to listen to some traditional music, and tried an assortment of local fruits. The highlight was the floating market, where we bought some boatside coffee and ate some fresh boat pineapple. The entire all-inclusive 2-day trip cost like $26 USD (buses, boats, island visits, lunches, hotel) so there's really no excuse to not do it when in the Saigon area.
Nice little trip, especially on a budget. Also a photographer's dream.