|Preparing to board from a not so modern boarding area.|
|Our guide and boat captain. It was interesting that this boat driver was the same one who was driving the boat on which we had supper the night before.|
|Enjoyed the cool breeze off the water.|
|Almost immediately after leaving the dock a boat pulled along side selling drinks and treats.|
|The other half of our group on their boat.|
|I thought that it was quite ingenious that they don't use marine motors, but simply use lawn mower motors or car motors and then add a long shaft to the propeller. It gets heavy to keep it out of the water so they use their leg.|
|Bigger boats bring fruits and vegetables from inland where smaller boats make purchases for|
|Crowding around a larger boat which is selling vegetables.|
|Note the small engines on the little boats.|
|Nice load of cabbages.|
|Heading to the grocery store!|
|Not a lot of day care here, so you just go along. Some of the people actually live on small boats.|
|We stopped and purchased pineapple. It was really neat how they cut and cleaned them. I've tried it a few times since and it seems to work well. The pineapples are longer with smaller leaves.|
|We arrived at an amusement park where we spent the majority of the day. The kids had fun.|
|A train ride.|
|Kids got to paddle in small boats. Most had never done anything like this, so it was|
amusing to watch them.
|Enjoyed pig races.|
|Then dog races.|
|Kids got to "catch" a croc (or alligator, I'll have to ask Hunter the difference)|
|Animals snapped at the food on string and hung on for a few seconds. The students really enjoyed this.|
|After a day in the fields and irrigating, Vietnamese pump the water out of the canal and then use|
these traps to catch fish in the mud. They let 3 of our students dress up in traditional
clothing, jump in and go to work.
|The guys actually caught about 10 fish.|
|On the way to lunch a woman making some kind of pancake over an open fire.|
|Karaoke at lunch time. They are not afraid to sing in public (some of them should be!) All over|
Asia karaoke is a big thing.
|The fish the boys caught were barbecued for lunch.|
|Back to Ho Chi Ming City for the night. This is out the back door of the hotel which was |
quite modern. A city of contrasts.