05.11.2014 - 05.11.2014 35 °C
The trip continues with the small boats on a very narrow river towards Coconut Island. We were shown how they make Coconut candy and basically anything else. We also had a chance to taste honey wine (taste like neat Vodka).
This is also the Island for one of the weirdest names for a religion "The Coconut Religion". Yes, it existed. It was a combination of Buddhism, Catholic and Christianity. In 1907, Thich Hoa-Binh was born from a rich family. When he grew up he went to study Economics in France for 4 years. He returned to his parents home and got married. After a few years his businesses went all bankrupt. He decided to leave everything and go into solidarity to study Buddism. He created his own religion which was a combination of above. After his death in 1990, the government banned this religion, the only time the Vietnamese government banned a religion. If you look at the picture of Mr. Hoa-Binh, you will know why he called his religion "Coconut", respect!
And yes, afterwards we ate..who would have thought. Braised Pork belly and Elephant Ear Fish. Later the night I also had some sticky colour rice, the black rice with peanuts is ridicolously good. This was off course for desert.