Just made arrangements with a guy to take me to the Mekong Delta region, I think? I tried to talk Vietnamese, you know yell slowly and use your hands! Anyways I am going someplace at noon today.  Just checked out of my nice 5 star hotel, with internet connection and free breakfast, Going Native Baby!

My plan and hopefully my drivers plan too is to head to the city Cu Chi on the Mekong, find a boat and make my way to Can Tho City, find a hotel for the night.  Next morning find another boat driver to talk me to floating markets of Cai Rang and Phong Dien, then back to Saigon – I hope!  Not sure of the wifi access on the Mekong Delta, but I am sure I will find time to check in…   Can you say Apocalypse Now?


About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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  1. Mom says:

    Sounds like a great couple of days. Enjoy!

    50 degrees here today–snow melting fast.

  2. Maggie Hall says:

    Have fun
    Missing you a lot


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