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Blog - Tag: Vietnam

By marksams, 07/01/2010 - 08:14

For one day (whilst still based in Ho Chi Minh City) we escaped the city and joined a day-tour out to the Mekong Delta area, visiting My Tho and Ben Tre. This was a good way to get an easy ride around the Mekong River Delta and Vietnamese countryside.

"An unforgettable way of seeing the Mekong Delta to drive along the provincial roads down on the southern region of Vietnam through Paddy Rice field, pineapple plantation, orchard and small hamlets.

By marksams, 07/01/2010 - 08:10

Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City was easy, thanks to the Mekong Express bus service from Phnom Penh. Expecting to be dropped off in some purpose built bus station somewhere on the outskirts (like in Bangkok), we were pleasantly surprised when the bus parked up adjacent to Pham Ngu Lao in the city centre, and the backpacker area Julie had targeted for our stay. We were met by the usual hustle & bustle of taxi drivers, touts and hoteliers, clamouring for our business, but it no longer seemed the hassle this once was.