Take me to the Candy Shop
Trip Start Jun 26, 2009
180Trip End Jun 29, 2010
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Where I stayed
My Tho Guesthouse
Our first task upon arrival was to sample the local speciality, Hu Tieu, which is a vermicelli soup with pork, chicken and herbs. It was yummy and very cheap (circa 50p per dish)!
The next day, we hired a boat and did a tour of the Mekong River and surrounding canals which were so pretty. We stopped at Phoenix Island for a wander round; there was a kind of small zoo which had some chickens, emu/ostrich and some cages with monkeys. They also had a cage with the weirdest kitten... It had the markings of a tiger but looked like a kitten! See the pics... We also saw a pit of alligators and got to feed them
We spent the rest of the day exploring My Tho, including walking up to the lake, checking out the (smelly) local market and having some more local nosh. We wanted to get the ferry across to Ben Tre but when we got to the ferry port, it was completely dead (and was miserable weather) so decided to give it a miss... Boo...
My Tho was a great little place and we loved the boat tour so would have liked to stay a bit longer. However, due to the imminent end of our visa, we decided to head off the next day...