A Garden of Eden

While on our tour on the Can Tho River, we stepped from the boat and walked through what I considered a Garden of Eden.

Truly a Garden of Eden

We stayed close to a guide from another group to learn about the plants that seemed to surround every property; a world abandoned to those who live in the heart of any city.

Vietnamese apples that I first thought were passionfruit

There were the usual mango, banana and papaya trees along with the less common (at least to me) Vietnamese apple and jackfruit trees. In the fields, besides rice, were mung beans that I’d often wondered how they grew.

Mung beans

Durian and mangosteen trees also festooned part of the trail but they weren’t in season. Truly no one could starve in this environment.

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Among the rice paddy fields