2 May 2003 - Ho Chi Minh
Floating down the Mekong

The Mekong river and delta is the lifeblood of South Vietnam. Something on the order of 15 million people live in that area, I think. Most are fisherman and live by the river, in houses whose doors literally open to the water.

There are a slew of tours to explore the Mekong. Almost all of them are practically the same, with an emphasis on observing rural life up-close. Since I had a spare day, I spent it on one of these tours.

To be honest, there really isn't very much to it. If you've never seen rural south-east asian living, then it's pretty interesting, I suppose, but it gets pretty same after a while.

Proably the best thing about it is that it's very relaxing, I suppose. It's easy to just chill out as you're lazily chugging down the river.

Only to be done if you have a spare day and want to do nothing strenous.


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