Journal: Thu 6.27. SGN Day III / Mekong

What’s the Delta. Still in Saigon and a Farewell to SE Asia.

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Today is about exploring the Mekong Delta a bit, more SGN stuff, seeing more of southern Vietman overland, and uh, our last day in SE Asia before a return to Indo.

It’s insane, I am hyperbolic I know, but really every day, it just is.  Another hot night.  Get 8 e tickets printed, go and do it.  Get ready for the next day, and hope/pray the tour you hired for the day touches down and what not because you and your wife drilled it . . .

I have faintly printed boarding passes on two flights (8 total) for tomorrow for SGN — SIN — BDO (java).  Pink paper.  Ok.  I’m in.

Hey, we score, for what we want and what we pay on the tour.  It’s rad.  Low season a bit so the touron circuit not so deep and the magnitude of the Delta is on display, not a river more an inland sea or something, islands and these bristling with canals and crops/fruit/honey/ etc.  Kind of tourn-y on some levels but delightful at a core.  Bee pollen.  Bee’s nests.  Punch a finger in for the honey, that is what it is, the honey, raw.  Bee pollen tea.

A fruit stop is yummy but we are such tropical fruit vets after 4 months it’s more like a value play just tons of fruit!  Keira names all 5 in order: (jackfruit, dragonfruit, lychee, papaya, pineapple).

More boating and cruising on little boats and big boats and then coconut island.  We love the coconut.  Always have, and still do.  Fat meets fruit or something.  The Bacon of fruit?  I don’t know.  But rad to see the core manufacturing process for coconut products.

We dirtbag our picnic lunch, not that it was necessary after the honey/fruit/coconut stops!  But fun, Turtle island.

We round things out after more rad river time w/ a land based Pagoda visit, that turns spiritually real for our crew as we get ready to exit SE Asia and pure adventure travel.  It’s rad, the buddha’s are from everywhere and marble and the scale is rad.

More 60 cent Bahn Mi sando’s and goodness for snacks and kids dinner, and dialing the kids in for sleep, then Megan and I roll out for a farewell SE Asia dinner at a relatively “real” restaurant, and we track down some gelato (that costs half as much as our dinner, $2.50).  Huge travel day coming tomorrow to Java and our hearts are full.

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