A line of cyclos (bicycle tuktuks) parades down the street every afternoon, all holding older asian and western tourists who eagerly video and photograph everything that passes by them in a blur. Will they remember it tomorrow when they’re in another city?
The houses themselves were really interesting, and the trader expats established their own temples for worship and contributed to the city itself, such as the Japanese Friendship Bridge - built in the early 1900’s by the japanese expat community. There are Chinese and Muslim temples too.
We also tasted the other local favourite White Roses, some sort of dumplings that were delicious! And sprinkled with dried garlic…mmmm
My other favourite was trying ‘the best Banh Mi’ according to Mr Bourdain, and yes it was pretty spectacular. Here i am enjoying every mouthful. The bread was crispy and fresh, the meat was flavourful and the vegetables enhanced, with just a hint of chilli burn….mmm.my mouth is watering as I write this.
We managed to meet up with our friends Tanya Mitch and their friend Andrew who joined us for a boat ride and dinner!
Love to hear your thoughts and dont forget to check out Greg's amazing pics of this time too!