Cai Be and Sa Dec - Vietnam

  • The ship almost never docked along the Mekong - Instead we were tendered to shore by these river boats

    The ship almost never docked along the Mekong - Instead we were tendered to...

  • For health and safety we all had to wear a life jacket - A big flashing neon sign saying tourists here may have been slightly less obvious!

    For health and safety we all had to wear a life jacket - A big flashing neon...

  • Docking in Cai Be

    Docking in Cai Be

  • This was a small 'factory' that produced sweets by hand

    This was a small 'factory' that produced sweets by hand

  • How to make snake wine - MAke snake wine - insert dead snake and ferment for three months - It was actually quite tasty!

    How to make snake wine - MAke snake wine - insert dead snake and ferment for...

  • After the tour we got to explore Cai Be

    After the tour we got to explore Cai Be

  • The church in Cai Be - Christianity isn't huge in Vietnaqm but does have a small following

    The church in Cai Be - Christianity isn't huge in Vietnaqm but does have...

  • The church was rather pretty inside

    The church was rather pretty inside

  • Although I wasn't too sure about the neon lighting on the altar!

    Although I wasn't too sure about the neon lighting on the altar!

  • More neon lit altars.........

    More neon lit altars.........

  • The Sa Dec markets - The fish is kept alive to keep it fresh

    The Sa Dec markets - The fish is kept alive to keep it fresh

  • Not sure I'd trust some of the meat at the end of a long hot day though - We were told it was OK as that meat would then be discounted and the eveing is when the bargain hunters shopped for meat.

    Not sure I'd trust some of the meat at the end of a long hot day though -...

  • Yep - That's a plate of dead rats!

    Yep - That's a plate of dead rats!

  • Durian - The one food I couldn't bring myself to try! It's only a fruit but it's no exaggeration when I say it's the foulest smelling thing I've ever come across in my life. Try it!??! I couldn't even stand by it!  

    Durian - The one food I couldn't bring myself to try! It's only a...