Our 14:30 excursion found us once again floating along in a water bus. It was not a very busy day for the floating market in Cai Be.
It is like a floating wholesale market, and cargo boats place their product on a pole to show what is for sale.
This boat has jicamas:
We stopped to visit a candy manufacturer. First we saw how puffed rice is made.
Oiled rice kernels are put in a bowl of heated sand to pop or puff:
They first heat a mixture of oil, shredded coconut, and palm sugar:
Now, to see coconut caramels in the making.
Grating the coconut meat:
Pour a reduction of rice onto a piece of taut fabric over heat and spread until thin:
A Luffa aegyptiaca/Luffa Sponge Gourd:
At our Farewell Cocktail Party, we had a performance of traditional Vietnamese music.
Instruments showcased were the dan nhi/2-string fishhook violin:
Tomorrow, Ho Chi Minh City 1 Orientation.