Our itinerary want to discover some of the many faces of this country. From the modern palaces of Ho Chi Minh City, to the floating villages of the Mekong Delta, from the beaches of Mui Ne to the green rice fields.
We would like to know the old Saigon, at first the city was a small fishing village and now become one of the vanguards of South East Asia.
We would like to savor its colonial past that has influenced the local cuisine with a fusion of dishes known to the gastronomic tradition both French and Chinese. Know the religions that populate: Buddhist, Catholic, Taoist and Confucian and make a path between sacred and profane because it is very practiced ancestor worship.
We would like to discover the silk roads after knowing the remedies of traditional medicine. We would like to be led by the swarm of scooters that daily invade the streets of the city in a colorful, uninterrupted human snake.
We would like to pay homage to all the victims of the bloody conflict that destroyed the country from 1960 to 1975 by visiting the places where it was fought. We would like to see the contrast between ancient and modern. We would like to live Ho Chi Minh City.
We would visit the Mekong Delta, the most popular region at south eastern border with Cambodia.
We would love to watch the great river, the life that flows into it, see the nine dragons namely the branches with whom flows into the sea of China. We’d like to know even a single of the more than 20 million people who live there occupying an area of 40,000 square kilometers, distributed in a total of 13 provinces: An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Can Tho, Dong Thap , Hau Giang, Long An, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long. We would love to to see its floating markets. Finally we would like to see on the horizon the profile of neighboring Cambodia.
It would be nice to walk along the 10 km beach of Mui Ne kissed by the sun and see the sea breezes pushing windsurfers in the waves.
It would be nice to roll along the red sand dunes and along the “flow of the fairies”, Suoi Tien in Vietnam, a small stream that flows through a bamboo forest and dunes of reddish color that make the landscape a little Grand Canyon.
It would be nice to see in the sand deserts “The lotus flowers lake” and the vestiges of civilization Mui Ne Champa with the famous tower Poshanu, also called Torre Po Sah Inu or Cham Tower. It would be nice to see fishermen sail in the evening on the typical wooden boats. Finally it would be nice biking through the green countryside, smiling at gatherers rice with “Nón Lá” the typical cone-shaped hat made from leaves. It would be nice to feel free to explore everything and fully immerse yourself in this beautiful culture.
In the next article I will talk about of the means of transport by which we will move.
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