It's New Year's Eve!
This morning's 8:30 shore excursion was to ride a sampan water bus into the canal system off the Mekong, which connects its many distributaries (opposite of tributaries).
Larger cargo ships:
We stopped to visit a brick factory, where the ground had a curious mixture of broken tiles and rice husks:
The kiln is then fired up:
The local guide Thien shows where the rice husk fuel is dumped.
A fuel/rice husk depot:
An opened kiln is allowed to cool down: