Monday, October 4, 2010

Delta blues

Memories of my last Mekong Delta trip in March 1997
The Mekong Delta has managed to evade my presence since a very brief flirtation with My Tho in 1997. That is so long ago that I barely remember the day spent canoeing and walking around some of the back streets of the town. The wait for my 2nd appearance in the Delta will soon be over. On Friday I head for Chau Doc and the beginning of 10 days in the Mekong Delta area in the hope of getting a good feel for the place and its people. The Victoria Hotel chain has been more than gracious in providing me with a luxurious roof over my head for a few days as I switch between Chau Doc and Can Tho and then its out into the remoter provinces of Tra Vinh and Soc Trang before I head north and pay a visit to Rach Gia and Ha Tien. That's the plan but all best-laid plans are prone to change once I see what the Delta has to offer. Joining me on my adventures will be my brother Tim on his first visit to Cambodia this year, albeit for one night before we head for Vietnam.



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