After an early start we headed to the Mekong once again to see the busier floating market, trade was happening and we had to move our boat through the masses of other tourist boats and actual traders. About half way through this, Harry, Cam, Paddy and Tom Battye boarded a trading boat and purchased pineapple as a mid morning snack. They all looked at home as this was carved up for them with a machette.
We spent about two hours on the water this morning, briefly getting off to see a version of a garden centre, where seedlings were being prepared for trade and transportation. The Mekong was peaceful, with the exception of the churning engine from our boat and gave us a chance to get some fresh air before hitting the mini bus for the journey back to Saigon (only took about 4 hours with lunch in between)
We are now back in our hotel in Saigon and the 'food group' have gone out on a dinner finding mission - different roadside BBQ is available, though Biz and I might pass on the BBQ frog option or stewed snake.
We are currently waiting for our room to be cleaned so seized the chance to blog.
Molly is in charge tomorrow and has great plans for us as we head in to the city part of Saigon (shopping of course is on the menu). In the morning we are catching a public bus and heading towards the War Museum, the Opera House, the old town market and Notre Dame Cathedral (not the one in Paris).
Will let you know how our last full day goes tomorrow before logging off from Nam as we head towards home on Monday afternoon.
With best wishes
Biz and Weeksey xx