Photos by Vanessa Dinh (University of Michigan), Student Correspondent CET Vietnam Summer 2019 This boat, or ghe in Vietnamese, was our main mode of transportation throughout the Mekong Delta. We learned that life in the Mekong Delta is heavily reliant on the water level of the rivers and that the levels are constantly changing, which means that life in the Mekong Delta is also constantly changing. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to visit any floating markets, but we did visit the local street markets with fresh fish and fruit. Here is a picture of one of the local markets along the river. During our boat tour of the Mekong Delta, we had the opportunity to carry a boa constrictor on our shoulders. See this picture of me casually carrying this huge snake (*while internally screaming*). One of the group activities we did at the homestay in the Mekong Delta was making chả giò, or fried spring rolls. A group of instrumentalists and singers performed cải lương, a form of Vietnamese modern folk opera. It involved a mixture of Vietnamese folk songs, classical music, and modern spoken drama. Group photo at the Phnom Penh Night Market in Cambodia. The coconut ice cream there was delicious! The Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, also known as the Killing Fields, is a mass grave for victims of the Khmer Rouge. This is a buddhist stupa, which is a memorial for the lives lost in the Khmer Rouge genocide between the years 1975 and 1979. This is Wat Phnom, a buddhist temple located in central Phnom Penh. It lies 27 kilometers above sea level, which makes it the tallest religious structure in the city. This is a traditional Cambodian meal called amok, which is a curry-based dish that usually contains coconut, or in this case, served in a coconut!