The drive to the Vietnam boarder took about 5 hours where we bribed out way across the boarder in sweltering heat (apparently bribery is a standard practise when it comes to boarder crossings!) we then had another 5 hours till we reached our home stay in a small village nestled amongst banana and papaya fruit plantations on the edge of the Mekong Delta. It was such a basic place with a lot of charm from the pink mosquito nets covering our beds and the stray anima,s wandering through the place it was brilliant the owners cooked of us and showed us how to make traditional Vietnamese pancakes, they are very tasty! And we tucked into a feast of a dinner played card games and found out we would be getting up at 6am to visit the floating markets the next morning.
The floating market was brilliant I hopped onto a pineapple boat the get some breakfast that was sliced with precision in front of me, there were boats selling every vegetable and fruit you could imagine and it’s all piled high and being traded from boat to boat while coffee floats drift manically between everyone providing drinks and strange parcels of cooked rice and banana that’s wrapped in Banana leaves. What a start to the day!!!

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February 19, 2016

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