Another long day's travel
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We hired a car to take us back to Saigon as we were hoping to get on a cargo ferry to My Tho in the Mekong Delta. These plans didn't work as it took ages to get back to Saigon; when we got there it was too difficult to find where the cargo ferry would leave from and by this time we had probably missed it anyway!
So onto plan B. We got to the bus station and then into a minibus to Can Tho - the four of us and lots of Vietnamese. It was a long day's travel with us arriving at about 5pm. The last couple of hours of the journey proved to be very interesting. We started to criss cross many rivers and canals, and we began to feel as though we were entering the delta.
We were soon off the ferry and into the town of Can Tho, the provincial capital of the Mekong Delta. We piled our packs onto two 'Xe Loi' - motorised cyclos - and headed for our guesthouse. Over a beer, the owner organised us a tour of the floating markets for tomorrow, the only drawback being a very early start.
We had an excellent meal in one of the riverside restaurants, and then it was off to bed.