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Cao Lãnh, Đồng Tháp, Vietnam
I’m in the land of waterways: where rivers, canals, and ditches crisscross and ferries are just as indispensable as scooters. The province is cradled by the two main branches of the Mekong, appropriately named the Front and the Back branches. Every year for 2 to 3 months, the water rises and drowns large swathes of land and road transport is rendered close to nil.  
Cao Lãnh, Đồng Tháp, Vietnam
Cao Lãnh, Đồng Tháp, Vietnam
Cao Lãnh, Đồng Tháp, Vietnam

Boats here have eyes so that they can see the way.

Cao Lãnh, Đồng Tháp, Vietnam

150 kms southwest of Ho Chi Minh city, about 3.5 hrs by bus.

Things I know:
– an area called Đồng Tháp Mười, but i don’t even know what and where exactly it is, and why it is famous.
– a town called Sadec, where part of the film L’amant (the Lover) was set. (A haunting book of longing and desire, adapted into a nostalgically sensual film, the first Western production shot in the country post 1975). Read the rest of this entry »

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