A Photo Essay
From our trip back in 2003, we have few lasting memories, most likely because it was raining all the time. Only a few faint images of the Floating Market in Can Tho, and some tourist-overrun manufactures producing rice noodles and other local produce survived.
So on this trip we decided to explore this area on our own and were pleasantly surprised to find in Can Tho a very pleasant city. We took endless strolls through small back streets, and a few meters away from the waterfront, tourists were not seen anymore! Those few steps make you realize the huge gap between those still clinging on to a very traditional life, while others – especially younger people and the ever-growing middle class – have arrived in the globalized world of iPhones & western clothes.
The extremely touristy Floating Market turned out to be quite disappointing: the many roads and bridges built in the past 12 years have obviously taken commerce away from the waterways!
Strolling the streets of Can Tho
A Food Walk in Can Tho
On the way to the Floating Markets
The Floating Markets
People in the Floating Markets
On The Mekong