Geography isn’t my strongest suit, but I have heard of the Mekong River. Who hasn’t heard of the great Mekong?
No visit to Ho Chi Minh is complete without taking a side trip to the river that crosses Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Burma, Laos, and Thailand. Knowing that it traverses six countries makes it hard to believe that it’s only the 12th longest river in the world!
On our last day in Vietnam, we joined a tour group that will visit the river for a whole day. We traveled around two hours to reach our destination, and I’m sorry that I can’t remember which province we stopped over. I was asleep half the travel period.
There’s no standout memory from our trip down the Mekong, except for the little bursts of laughter my friends and I shared. It’s a bit underwhelming, but I guess you have to appreciate it for the novelty. [Read more…]