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)
Man throwing a net on a backwater of the Mekong in Cambodia
Sunset over Phu Chau
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.
Washing His Tractor
Protecting Her Face From the Sun
Learning the Trade
Not Much Freeboard
Home and Business on the Mekong
On the Mekong life is Smiles