The mighty Mekong River starts up in the Tibetian plateau and flows for over 2600 miles
through China, Laos (forming part of the border with Thailand), Cambodia and Vietnam. It supports
the lives of many millions along its length, and finally reaches the South China Sea in the Mekong
Delta region south of Ho Chi Minh City.
We took a day trip to the river delta from HCMC which involved a number of boat trips, a visit to a
local market, a coconut candy factory, having a snake wrapped round my neck and poking my finger into
a bee hive to taste the honey. Lovely!