Bill and Sue-On Hillman: A 50-Year Musical Odyssey
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HILLMAN INDOCHINA ADVENTURE
PART 3

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PAGE 37a:
 MEKONG DELTA I:
2. Fruit of the Jungle

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After docking at Unicorn Island, the first delta island on our island hopping junket, we had a great chance to walk through one of the tropical fruit farms and admire the great variety of natural vegetation, tropical fruit and flowers. We also tried our hand at carrying some of harvested fruit in baskets as the locals do -- a don ganh or awng gwan - a pole balanced over the shoulders with a basket hanging from each end of the pole. 

The alluvial deposits that make up the delta islands are very fertile. In fact, the delta land expands about 100m per year from silt deposits -- if global warming continues, however, more flooding than usual and submergence of land may be a very serious problem. 

We walked among a great variety of tropical fruits -- many of which we sampled: banana, durian, pineapple, mango, pineapple, jack fruit, dragon fruit, longan (dragon eyes), rose apples and coconut.

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VIETNAM GALLERY 37 CONTENTS
1. On the Waters ~ 2. Jungle Fruit ~ 3. Delta Blues ~ 4. Jungle Walk  ~ 5. Snakes & Bees
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