The theme letter for our travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam.
For Wednesday, let’s head to the Mekong River, and the floating markets.
You can visit ‘Floating Markets’ in a variety of locations across Asia – but most are largely for tourists – whereas the Mekong floating markets are really only for locals.
That’s because the markets (like most markets around the world) are at their busiest early in the morning – and the Mekong Delta is hours away from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – so you’d need to be heading out around 4am to really be there during the hustle-and-bustle.
Many tour companies include a boat ride through and past the remnants of the market, however, as part of a day trip from HCMC to the delta.
That’s where this picture was taken – at the Cai Be markets. They are only about 100km from HCMC – but the trip took around two-and-a-half hours … road transport in Vietnam is an interesting experience 🙂