Today was Sophie's 16th birthday, we greeted her with a large email from her parents and embarrassed her by singing happy birthday a few times during the day. It was a quieter day with a tour of the largest floating market in Vietnam and a visit to a noodle factory.
Unfortunately we woke up to find Steve was under the weather as was Kane, Viannah, Mae, Emily, Ryan Sigley
and Mitch all had the chuck ups at various stages of the day. Hazel came into her own and the rest of us provided support and hugs where we could. We can't work out what caused the issue but figure that it was one of the many things that we tried the previous day.
We arrived in Chau Doc which is on the Mekong River, After a cyclo ride around town we had dinner at a local hotel. Everyone had to buy a present with a value of under $1 and then passed them around the table left or right depending if you answered one of Steves questions correctly. There was a variety of very funny things bought for $1. A birthday cake followed. One of the nicest cakes I have eaten in a long time. Back at the hotel for our 4.30 rise so that we can get on the boat and arrive in Cambodia by 12.30 pm.
Hazel and I are hoping that no one knocks on our door tonight telling us they are sick.