This is a continuation of my journey from Hà Tiên to Saigon via back roads through the Mekong delta. I spent the night in the city of Long Xuyên, and headed to the first ferry in the morning. It was easy to find, and I just drove right on.

The ferry deposited me on the other side of the river, and I drove through more fields until I arrived at the second ferry. Again, I just drove on. I rode to the small city of Cao Lãnh, then took a small back road towards Saigon. It was scenic until I was close to Saigon.

A church in Long Xuyên.
A church in Long Xuyên.

The final approach to the city was terrible. There was lots of traffic on the busy road, so the going was slow. Entering the city was a shock, because the air smells so dirty. I’m seriously worried about my health in Saigon, because there is so much pollution. Traffic was bad, and it took me a long time to get to my hotel.

Except for the final portion, my ride through the Mekong delta was quite nice. It pays to take your time and avoid the big roads.

In the green countryside.
In the green countryside.
The road through the delta.
The road through the delta.
At work in the fields.
At work in the fields.
A scenic bridge.
A scenic bridge.
At work in the lotus fields.
At work in the lotus fields.
A church among the fields.
A church among the fields.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

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