Today we left nice and early to make the 4 hour journey to the Vietnam border. We did the journey with 2 toilet breaks so I spent my time watching the locals outside, the scenery and writing these blog posts!
When we arrived in Vietnam we had our lunch in the Mekong Delta where I had my first Vietnamese food. We decided to share a noodle dish and I had morning glory with garlic and rice. Morning glory is a mixture of vegetables over here.
After lunch we headed towards Can Tho where our home stay was located. We spent the night with a local family who cooked for us on arrival. They showed us how they make pancakes with no eggs but pork in the middle and a mixture of other dishes including pumpkin soup and rice crackers. It was very random but I tried everything and enjoyed the pork surprisingly when I usually stick to chicken.
Staying in the local home was an experience. The place had electricity and fans in the room so was wasn’t too bad however mosquitos love me so I’d rather not have to do this again. There were ants in the bed too so I’m covered in bites. As the rooms you stay in are partly outside I was woken up by all sorts of insects, scratching noises and my mind playing tricks on me. We slept under mosquito nets but you can’t help but feel there may be a spider crawling across your face sometimes!
There was no hot water so I enjoyed a refreshing cold shower before we played a Canadian version of charades which was fun. An interesting start to our first time in Vietnam.