The floating market of Can Tho
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We rise early and return to the docks of Can Tho where the same boat as yesterday awaits us. We get on board and resume yesterday’s views of the Mekong Delta.
Within about fifteen minutes, we come across a different scenery. There are several large boats with large heaps of vegetables on it, and the boat crew is very busy distributing it’s merchandise to people on countless smaller boats. This is the floating market of Can Tho, and it is so scenic that my camera is nearly overheating.
There is a sort of vibrant relaxing atmosphere that hangs around, people are busy buying or selling, others are have a break and eat some pho or take a nap. Some boats have only two different vegetables for sale, others have nearly ten vegetables to offer.
Life is simple in these regions of the world, and I feel a bit of envy when I watch it. Is it me or do their lives seem less complicated? Maybe I should join these people for a while and see what it does for my incurable thirst of always buying more shoes, more clothes, more shoes, and then some more shoes.
I’m convinced it’s the environment you live in that has a great influence on your life. I am great at packing light for a trip, though as soon as I’m back at my ‘normal’ life I sink back into stressful work, traffic jams and a full diary in which I can never find enough room to meet up with all my friends…
Whenever I see people leading a plainer life, I wonder whether theirs might be easier. But in the end I’m sure they have problems on their own. Nobody’s life can ever be completely perfect.
We return to Can Tho and get on a tour bus that brings us back to