Vietnam - On the Canal

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(click to enlarge) Passing the other way as we traversed the last canal before entering Saigon harbor was this cargo boat. Surprisingly, it seemed empty; but as usual it had the prow painted with the big eyes to ward off crocodiles and other evil spirits.

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(click to enlarge) We got caught in a traffic jam that stretched for several miles and lasted for several hours. Downstream there is a bridge with an opening wide enough for just one boat, which has to accommodate two-way, slowly-moving, widely-spaced traffic.

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