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One traveller's day-by-day account of a year-long journey through Japan, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada

nationality, level of education and profession, before offering his daughter's hand in marriage to me. I'm not kidding, and by his questioning I'm not completely convinced he was either! I pointed at myself and said "Saigon", implying I was returning there soon, but it's the thought that counts...

After a potent shot of banana wine we returned to Mytho, on the way catching the sun breaking through the clouds and setting rapidly on the horizon. Morgan was a captivated as me at the sight, despite having seen far more sunsets than I. It was a fitting end to a wonderful day.

Day 131: 11th June
Clowning Around
The flag of Vietnam

My Tho, Vietnam

Despite the fact I had exhausted all the possibilities, I gave Mytho one more day, reluctant to return to insane Saigon. Only two hours away by bus, the Delta is a world away from the manic southern capital, although some crazy Vietnamese trends do still gravitate here.

The first is a love of musical reversing sirens. A bus attempting to mow you down backwards will quite joyously play "London Bridge is falling down", "Happy Birthday", "The Lambada" or even "Jingle Bells" in the process, which cracks