07.01.2009 - 08.01.2009 20 °C
We travelled to Mekong Delta by boat - and along the way we went to see how the locals make bricks and salt - its amazing how hard they work - and it was nearly all women making and lifting the bricks - it was like a production line. We went for a bike around the countryside and we went to see how they make coconut candy - was very sweet and tasty.
We then travelled through the jungle to our home-stay. We chilled in hammocks for a while which were very comfortable and then had dinner cooked by the home owner - we also celebrated Claire's b'day (one of the girl's on the tour) and the owner played his guitar and sang songs to us in Vietnamese - was a good laugh and then they asked us to sing a song, and there's Aussies, British and Danish people in our group and the best song we could come up with was twinkle twinkle little star lol - it was between that and Head, shoulders, knees and toes, but our leader and the owner of the house were well impressed lol and because they were so impressed Rohit decided 'lets to another song' and he suggested 'in the jungle' from Lion King - so we were all there singing it and Rohit being the only guy was doing the 'wooomba wot, woomba wot' lol - was a good laugh.
When it was time for bed, all the girls went to choose their beds inside, we were too slow and got stuck sleeping outside will the chickens and dogs and all sorts of animals but it weren't too bad - quite noisy but still got some sleep.
The next morning we travelled to the Cu Chi tunnels - the tunnels that Vietnamese people stayed in for 30 years during the Vietnam war - it's amazing how they managed to live and survive in the tiny tunnels for that long. Going into the tunnels was quite an experience and we all felt chlostrophobic after being inside them for a few minutes and they managed to live inside them for 30 years without being caught.
We then went to a factory to see how handicapped people make paintings and furniture using egg shells - the work was really amazing with the amount of detail and work they put in. We then got ready to get out overnight train to Nha Trang.