Mekong Delta

At the end of our time in the south we went for a two-night stay in the Mekong Delta.

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We took a bus to Vinh Long where we boarded a boat for a tour of the river.

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The Delta is an amazingly fertile area, known for its food production: rice, seafood, fruit, coconuts, etc. Here Kelly peels and eats a rambutan, something kind of like a lychee.

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We saw some of the many uses for rice. On the top are rice husks, which can be used to fuel fires. The second picture shows rice paper drying in the sun.

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We also visited a “floating market” where people buy and sell goods from their boats. In the top picture, you can see that the second boat is full of watermelons. In the bottom picture the man has baskets full of water apples.

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One Response to Mekong Delta

  1. Beth Salerno says:

    Rice husks are also great to lighten potting soil to help water drain!

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