Binh Thanh Island, Sadec & Cai Be

Mar 09, 2018 - The Jahan

The day commenced with a short ride in the longboat to explore the local community of Sadec on Binh Thanh Island. Here we wandered through the village, meeting with elders at the local temple and then watching locals use traditional methods to weave reed mats that are sold throughout Vietnam.

After lunch we again boarded the longboats, moving though local markets and fishing operations of the bustling town of Cai Be. We landed at a small, authentic family home workshop and learned how rice paper, pop rice, and coconut candies are made.

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Martin Cohen


Martin grew up in Melbourne playing cricket and Australian Rules football. While growing up, and to his parents’ dismay, Martin brought home and kept a menagerie of wildlife including frogs, lizards, turtles, and even poisonous snakes!

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