Early mornings are not for us…

It was terrible to wake up at 4.30 this morning knowing that we couldn’t have our buffet breakfast, but we were on our small, rickety boat for 5.30 am and making our way to the floating markets. As we were travelling on the river, we didn’t realise it would be choppy, so we got absolutely soaked in disease-ridden water! I was absolutely freezing and wrapped up and all Olly could do was complain; “I can’t believe I’m missing my breakfast for this stupid boat”, “why did we pay to get up so early” etc. etc. It didn’t help when a huge wave came and soaked him to the bone – it took all my willpower not to laugh as I didn’t want to irritate him anymore.

The sunrise was pretty though.

After 40 minutes, we made it. The boat driver didn’t speak a word of English so we got by by saying yes to everything and smiling.

The markets were chaotic, but it was interesting to see the difference in lifestyles as we’ve become so accustomed to supermarkets!

We then sailed to a rice noodle factory and it was very insightful to see how noodles are made out of a milky paste, that’s turned into a pancake and shredded – we were fascinated!


Above is states 1-4; Oliver was clearly a natural. 

We then went down some lovely canals, although Olly was counting down the minutes until dinner time.

Our driver gestured for us to cross this flimsy bamboo bridge, so we both tried it, Ol a lot more confidently than me who was panicking about health and safety, crocodiles and heights!

 At this point, I was terrified. 
Mr.Fearless showing off!

We then walked for a bit to stretch our legs and returned back to our hotel, desperate for sleep and food.

Again, we went to the same cafe as yesterday and I had another coconut ice cream! Ol actually liked his lunch- spaghetti bolognaise which was a surprise.

I fell asleep for 3 hours after lunch but Ol did some laps of the pool and sunbathed. For tea, we had some more pizzas – and they made it onto Olly’s top 10 pizza list, so they must’ve been good…


 We’ve booked cinema tickets for tomorrow night to see Suicide Squad (in English) for less than £2 each! Of course, we stopped for a frozen yoghurt in the mall as it was on the way. I’m sure we will be up early again tomorrow as we are too excited for breakfast to sleep.


Speak soon,

Al and Ol

P.s. We can’t believe it’s our last day in Can Tho tomorrow!

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9 thoughts on “Early mornings are not for us…

  1. Hi there!! Looks like you had a good day despite it starting with Mr Grumpy on board( I blame his father..ha!) We visited the floating markets in Bangkok…..H’s memory is of loads of boats full of cabbage……see what I mean!!! Well done Alice for crossing the bridge….looks a bit rickety to say the least! Glad you managed your pizza fix!! Keep the adventure alive….Enjoy every last bit of it. Love you!!!xxx

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  2. WARNING TO YOU BOTH!! YOU HAVE BOTH DONE BRILLIANTLY UP TO NOW, PLEASE,PLEASE DONT FALL AND HURT YOURSELVES…AND DON.T FALL INTO THAT CESS PIT OF A RIVER..THE PICS ARE AS BRILL AS EVER..MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LAST FEW DAYS, STAY SAFE, LOVE TO YOU BOTH, NANXXXXXXXXXX

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  3. We have just had a recap of the pics and we cannot stop laughing, G’dad was saying thank god neither of them fell into that dirty grey filth,”god knows what’s lurking in that, no amount of malaria tablets or deet is going to save them!! we laughed at you Alice tiptoeing over the bamboo bridge, it must have been scary!! then Captain Incredible showing off on one foot, stomach empty and craving substinence, it must have been all of 5mins since last eating!!! both of you are so funny!! we then recapped the previous pics, and g’dad is worried that your look very thin, he said look mo at her shoulders, they have disappeared she looks very thin and is now very concerned, I told him to chillax, she is just doing a Rhianna pose !! look after yourselves, love you both,Nanxxxzxxx

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  4. hi so can you make your own noodles now ?? The river looks so manky eeeeewwww. Bet crocodiles won’t go anywhere near it. Ellie was going to see Suicide Squad in English also. Any good? I got your card which was a great surprise , thank you so much. I got a new season Man City shirt for my b’day. Ha. Ollie !!!!!
    Regarding the bridge —–why bother ? Its neither use nor ornament, is there a total board at the side counting everyone who falls in ? Probably there is a camera to send the clips to Captured on Camera or whatever its called. love from Geema

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    1. I could try, but it’s easier to buy from Aldi haha. Ellie said it was good so we’ll see tonight. You’re welcome although you weren’t supposed to open it yet – Happy Birthday though! Who got you that, eh? Haha love you xxxxxx

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