"Life - far from Idle on the Mekong" Phum O Mekong by Mel&Mike

Phum O Mekong Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 72 photos

Boat ride through a section of floating village

One of my most treasured experiences of this holiday was spending time riding in a boat with these two little girls. They were very friendly and knew a small amount of English. I taught them how to play patty cake which was very sweet because the eldest girl picked it up. We sang the alphabet and I did 5 Little Monkeys as well as a few other songs.

A Friendly Wave

Just when you think you have caught a candid shot of someone - you notice them waving at you!

Starting from the pier

Traveling from Saigon to Phnom Penh via the Mekong Delta is a great way to see more of both Vietnam and Cambodia. The trip can take 2- 3 days - one to get from Saigon down to the last big city on the river, stopping in a few places like candy factors etc. Then you have a day where you looked around the village before they take you up to the board crossing. Highly recommend the experience

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful smiling people
  • Cons:Some tourist traps
  • In a nutshell:Another corner of the world that is worth visiting
  • Last visit to Phum O Mekong: Jun 2006
  • Intro Written Oct 29, 2006
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