We pass the local ferry as it is leaving its dock carrying a light load of passengers for less than about US$0.50 per person.
Other vessels traverse the brown waters of the Mekong some of them so laden with goods that they almost seem on the verge of sinking.
Although it sounds interesting, I hope one thing that is not on the lunch menu is water lily salad. We are told this plant that lines the river bank to prevent erosion is also used to make salads.
On the property of the restaurant one of Vietnam's hottest cash crop is being harvest.
We are told that due to its popularity the price per kilogram has increased ten fold. I wonder quietly why my broker still has me heavily invested in pork bellies.
Our lunch is a typical Vietnamese meal with rice, meat, vegetable and spring rolls nothing special except for the plate of treats on the table.