Monday, July 14, 2008
Vietnam: Chapter 6, Mekong River Delta Blues
OMG I was mentally preparing to wrap up this trip and move on to current events but we're not even close. Here goes.
We got roughly two hours sleep on Saturday night, the boys probably got less, and we completely overslept and nearly missed our tour to the Mekong River Delta. We got our act together in 15 minutes and ran to our bus. Sadly, we missed the amazing breakfast we had at the hotel the day before.
We were in good spirits though. We shared our ipods, and Cora and Phil did their best guitar hero.
We made a pit stop and shoved "grilled cheese" sammys down our throats. They were actually really good!
And then we boated.
It was hot and humid and sunny, so we picked up traditional hats before setting sail.
First stop, snake wine and coconut candy.
Kinda like the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, sans the corny jokes that I adore.
Harnessing my best Britney Spears I'm a Slave for You.
Loved her outfit.
I have a part time job.
During the long ride back home, we played an outrageous round of charades, and it was then when we nicknamed each other "homobears." There were lots of laugh, lots of adventures on the tour, and when some of our tourmates found out we were highly successful working professionals in Hong Kong (well, at least my traveling companions are) it shocked the hell outta everyone. We dug it.
There was lots of traffic on the ride back.
Indulged in one last nice meal.
For tons of food and a round of drinks, it came to just over a million dong, which is about $15 USD per person.
We had a drink at a rooftop bar, hired a moped to take us back to the hotel and called it a night.
Me and Cora's hotel room, a cute little hotel for $14 USD a night!
Woke up a few hours later on Monday morning to catch our flight back to Hongkie. Watched the sunrise from the airport.
Our flight didn't have that many people, so we spread out and passed out.
Ok, I think I can put Vietnam to bed. It was amazing, the food was consistently fabulous, and one of these days I'd like to go to Hanoi.
The uncut collection of photos can be found here.