Take me to the Candy Shop

Trip Start Jun 26, 2009
Trip End Jun 29, 2010

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My Tho Guesthouse

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

As our time in Vietnam was drawing to an end (we only had one more week left on our visa), we headed to My Tho... It was a lovely little town with friendly locals and fab food.

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! It was great fun! The highlight, though, was the coconut candy workshop. There were loads of workers making the coconut candy, which we got to try whilst they were still warm. They were soooo good so we bought some packets (and polished them off in one sitting which made us feel sick!). The trip finished with a tour through the floating fishing village...

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...

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