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Mekong Delta foot bridge

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Exploring the Mekong Delta tp. Vĩnh Long  Vietnam

Exploring the Mekong Delta

“Now without the bombs and gun shots, people can have a better sleep.“ from someone in the Mekong Delta.

The Mekong Delta is called the Rice Bowl of Viet Nam because most of the countries rice production comes from the Delta. They also have most of the country’s fisheries.

The towns along the river are fun to explore by foot or bicycle.

You will find French colonial architecture and delicious fruits and vegetables.

I had a chance to talk to people in the Mekong Delta. What I noticed throughout Vietnam was some of the nicest friendliest people I met came from the Mekong Delta.

There is an interconnectedness that all Vietnamese have with past generations that we do not have. Every home has an altar to their ancestors with photos and their favorite things on it. The smell of incense used for prayer permeates the country (not so good for me because I am allergic to it). But I love the idea of it – how the smoke rises up to connect them with their ancestors.They worship at communal houses.They work hard. They are underpaid and they do not complain.
They have been helped by the efforts, work and suffering of previous generations and ancestors.

Now they are part of the present, with each other, working toward a future when others will pray and thank them. for more info go to http://travelwellflysafe.com/2015/03/09/the-mekong-delta-viet-nam/