While on our tour on the Can Tho River, we stepped from the boat and walked through what I considered 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.
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.
Durian and mangosteen trees also festooned part of the trail but they weren’t in season. Truly no one could starve in this environment.