I signed up today to do the Mekong Delta trip. The Mekong River is considered the lifeblood or Southeast Asia. On the way to the Mekong Delta we made an unexpected stop at a Buddhist Temple/Monastery. We received a tour and saw the Big Happy Buddha, The Monks who resided there and the inner workings of this temple/monastery.
I was able to hold a snake…and I did:
Today is the day that Debbie would be returning. So while I was on my trip in China Debbie (another LLC) had a death in the family and Marvel (one of the counselors) had some health issues and both went home in Hong Kong. When I got back from the Mekong Delta Emily and I had dinner on the ship and then waited for Debbie’s arrival. We did not know if she would be up for heading off the ship when she returned but she did. So a bunch of us took her out to one of the Pho restaurants and then to the night market which is pretty similar to the day market but it was outside and at night. It is nice to have our whole team back together because there was definitely a void for the time both Debbie and Marvel were back.
Day 5, March 2, 2010
This day was definitely low key filled with crack coffee, more Pho and shopping. I know this sounds like other days but it was a good end to my time in Vietnam. Laura and I ate lunch at Pho 2000 where we discovered Bill Clinton had visited as well in 2000.
All in all I really enjoyed my time in Vietnam; I was able to see some sights, eat great food and interact with the people I encountered. Because this port was not split like some of the others I really appreciated the ability to find some moments of calm in the chaos that has been most of this journey.