Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Cai Be Travel Blog› entry 7 of 33 › view all entries
October 22nd, 2009 – by: mickduggantravel
The main industry in the area is rice production and this was featured extensively in our tour. We visited rice fields, a rice mill, a traditional rice noodle factory, a rice paper factory and of course everything we ate was accompanied by as much rice as we could ever need.
Spending 2 days on the river we saw too many things to cover in this blog. The river is used for everything.....people wash themselves, their food, they go for a swim, they fish, wash their clothes and no doubt go to the toilet in the river also. Its just constant activity with people laughing & joking, wheeling and dealing, trading and going about their daily lives, always in a good mood and with a smile on their face.
We visited a few floating markets where people come to purchase their fruit, vegetables and other supplies for the week. Definitely the best part of the trip so far - I'd highly recommend a visit.
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