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.
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.