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I took this photo on a very short boat-trip along a narrow arm of the Mekong river, cutting through a part of an island near the city of My Tho. I had reached the island by a larger, public boat along with a young guide. After walking a short distance across the island I was offered the "excitement" of going back to the jetty this way, a distance of a few hundred metres.

My Tho is just over an hour's journey from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and receives a fair number of tourists who want a quick glimpse of the mighty Mekong delta on a day-trip. I stopped here for two nights and quickly realized that the tours of the river had become very streamlined. I managed a much longer, slightly more improvised and flexible tour later, further down the delta.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3350 W: 298 N: 6968] (37011)
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