Traveling Down the Mekong River Delta

Today we left Can Tho and headed toward Ho Chi Minh City. Along the way, we boarded a boat on the Tien River, which took us to Thai Son fruit garden.

Here we toured the fruit garden and saw honeybees making honey. After seeing the honeycombs, we sampled homemade honey tea and fruits grown on the farm.

Jack sampling fresh honey.

Lauren and Jordan sampling the delicious honey tea of Vietnam.

They also made coconut candy at this farm and we were able to see their production facilities and sampled some of the candy.

Fresh coconut toffee.

When we left the fruit garden, we dined at a local restaurant where our meals were caught fresh from the Delta. After lunch, we floated down an estuary of the Mekong River on small traditional Vietnamese rowboats.

Floating down the Mekong River Delta.

The boat took us back to the dock where we continued on to Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City following the Reunification of Vietnam. It is the largest city and economic center in Vietnam and the capital of the South. We look forward to exploring the city over our next few days.

Lauren Brylinski and Jordan Franklin

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