The Mekong: Life Along a Slow River

The Mighty Mekong braids its way across Cambodia and Vietnam and supports a huge population. There are many islands with no bridges or ferry services. At the Cambodia border we took a slow boat up the river for a good look at river life from water level, and then a 108k ride the next day beside or near the river in Cambodia. Here are some photos of those two great days:

Panorama of Cambodian Life (click for full size, its big)

Panorama of Cambodian Life (click for full size, its big)

 

Man throwing a net on a backwater of the Mekong in Cambodia

Man throwing a net on a backwater of the Mekong in Cambodia

Sunset over Phu Chau

Sunset over Phu Chau

Workers

Workers

Patient horse in Cambodia. They reminded me of Turkish horses in their size, ability to haul large loads at a beautiful trot.

Patient horse in Cambodia. They reminded me of Turkish horses in their size, ability to haul large loads at a beautiful trot.

Cambodian bus; the ultimate in appropriate technology.

Cambodian bus; the ultimate in appropriate technology.

Washing His Tractor

Washing His Tractor

Protecting Her Face From the Sun

Protecting Her Face From the Sun

Learning the Trade

Learning the Trade

Not Much Freeboard

Not Much Freeboard

Language Lesson

Language Lesson

Home and Business on the Mekong

Home and Business on the Mekong

On the Mekong life is Smiles

On the Mekong life is Smiles


Comments

The Mekong: Life Along a Slow River — 2 Comments

  1. Hi Bohemians…
    It’s great to see everything looks ok for you guys! We just realize you’re lucky to be still in Nam and going through Cambodia. Nice photos and videos. As you said it’s all about smile in this country.
    We are back in Switzerland for a week now (and we’ve been on skis 4 times!) and nostalgia strikes hard already, amazingly since we had quite rough moments in Vietnam…
    Anyway, enjoy the beauties and poeple friendliness of that part of the world. we’ll keep checking your journey.
    Take care.

    JP & MC

  2. Snow? We understand the mountains around Tucson got some snow too, so perhaps we will see some in January!

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