As promised, this is the 2nd part of Saigon. And basically, it was my 2nd day there. Been forced by Nar (my unimates) to update it as soon as possible since she will be going there soon next November. So happened that i told her that we bought a ticket to Saigon via messenger, and she then immediately make a purchased as well. On our 2nd day in Saigon, we decided to do a tour to Mekong River and we booked it through our hotel since the price is way too reasonable for me. But i bet, the best price would be much more cheaper from all those travel agents around the backpacker area. And the most famous would be Sinh Tourist. We managed to get a 1 day tour to Mekong River with USD9 from Delta Adventure.
Local newspaper spotted at the hotel lobby while waiting for our tour guide to fetch us.
It basically took us about 1 and 1/2 hour drive by bus and the bus is full of tourist around. We did meet up with new friends. The tour will covered island hopping and visiting all the local village as well as their local acitivities. Serious rasa cam kat kampung2. But for white, this will be such a trip for them but for me, nothing much kot since we can experience all this kat kampung sendiri. Hehehe. The reason is that, i just want to feel to be cruising on the Mekong River je. Lil fact of Mekong Delta region is this delta encompasses a large portion of southeastern Vietnam and the size of the area covered by water depends on the season.
We stopped to taste tea + fresh honey. I drank with one slurp since banyak bees around. And end up terbang masuk dalam our cup.
We again walked towards the fruit farm. Nothing amazed me since they offered the same local fruits that we have back then in Malaysia. And the only table that couldnt finish up all the fruits is US. Hehehe. But they did served us with local live show.
And this is the highlight of the tour. Rowing boat! It can only fit 6 of us together with the boat man. It means, only 4 passengers is allowed at one time. And siap boleh traffic jam lagi. I was so amazed with their efforts and strength to earn such money for living. Tengok dia row pun boleh nak tercabut tangan. And they did a few trips back to back non stop neither the man nor the ladies.
A lil’ potrait of the local peoples there while getting ourself on the big boat for another island.
We then continue to few other islands. But i couldn’t snap much photo since its started drizzling and raining. But in overall, it was such a trip. Our next trip – Cu Chi Tunnel (and see how we fit into it).
The Province of Chroma