The Mekong Delta provided me with so many stellar photographs. When I finished writing my planned post on the Delta, I found myself thinking that I hadn’t done it visual justice. I took some amazing photographs (if I do say so myself), so I thought I would share them in this additional photo essay.
I found the Mekong Delta to be very vibrant. It was the first time that I’ve seen a place so reliant on water for transportation.
Many companies offer tours to the Delta. The first day of my tour was full of the items also included in a one day itinerary. So we came across many more tourists than on the second day.
The reality of everyday life on the river becomes apparent, when you come across people like this man. Luckily, everyone was incredibly friendly, constantly yelling “Hello!”
The following photos were all taken at the floating market. It would become repetitive for me to explain over and over, so I’ll just leave you to it.
I found the floating market to be a great experience. Although we couldn’t participate, it was wonderful being an observer to it all.
The next day (and last hours in Vietnam) were spent visiting an Muslim minority on the outskirts of Chau Loc. These women were incredibly adept at controlling the boats.
No trip to the Muslim village is complete without a stop at the fish farms first. There were thousands of fish held in nets in the decks of these houses! When you fed them, they went crazy (like spastic waterpark, or hose you can’t control crazy!)
That pretty much draws an end to my posts from Vietnam. I have one more up my sleeve that I promise will be good times!