Mekong River

Mekong River View in Pakbeng, Laos

Mekong River View in Pakbeng, Laos

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Today's travel photo is of the view of the Mekong River and cloud covered mountains in the village of Pakbeng, Laos. Pakbeng is the halfway point of the two day slow boat journey between Luang Prabang and the Thailand border crossing at Huay Xai, and it is certainly in a very scenic part of the… Read More

Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos

Following the Mekong River through Southeast Asia

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I stood at the immigration point in Huay Xai, Laos, looking across the swift flowing muddy waters of the Mekong River. On the other side was Thailand, my destination. This would be the last time that I would cross the Mekong on this trip. As I stood there waiting for the boat to arrive to… Read More

Somphamit Waterfall on Don Khone, Laos

Cycling around Don Khone to Somphamit Waterfall

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Wiping the sleep from my eyes, I stepped out onto the balcony of our bungalow. A channel of the Mekong River flowed lazily by before me under a beautiful blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds. There was hardly another sound besides the calm sound of the water, and as I looked around I suddenly… Read More

Farmer and cattle on Koh Trong, Cambodia

Koh Trong: A Taste of Rural Cambodia

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"The boat leave...maybe twenty minute" said a random friendly local as we stared out at the muddy waters of the Mekong River in Kratie, Cambodia. I was looking down at the empty dock, wondering whether there actually was a boat or not. This friendly man went on to tell us that the ferry wasn't here… Read More

View of the Mekong River in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Kampong Cham: A Sleepy City on the Mekong

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There was no evidence of the thunderstorm that had woken me up during the night. The sun was shining above me through a blue sky and the only clouds around were those nice white fluffy ones. I pushed my bicycle out onto the street and started slowly peddling along. To my left was the fast… Read More

Boating on the Mekong River in Kratie, Cambodia

Boating on the Mekong River in Kratie, Cambodia

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Today's travel photo is of the stern of our boat while cruising along the Mekong River in search of Irrawaddy Dolphins near Kratie, Cambodia. Kratie is one of the best places to view the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins that inhabit the Mekong River. We headed north of town to the village of Kampie where we were… Read More

Locals fishing on the Mekong River at sunset in Kratie, Cambodia

Fishing on the Mekong at Sunset in Kratie, Cambodia

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Today's travel photo is of some locals fishing on the Mekong River at sunset in Kratie, Cambodia. The town of Kratie was one of my favourite places in Cambodia, and it was a great way to end our stay in the country before we made our way into Laos. The main draw to the town… Read More

Boats at the banks of the Mekong River, Laos

Boats at a Village on the Mekong River, Laos

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I took this photo while travelling on the Slow Boat up the Mekong River in Laos back in 2011. As the boat slowly chugged it's way up the river, we stopped in at many small villages on the banks of the river to offload passengers and cargo. The Mekong River is the only way to… Read More

Photo of the week: Pak Ou Caves on the Mekong River, Laos

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This week's travel photo is of a boat at Pak Ou Caves, near Luang Prabang on the Mekong River, Laos. I took this photo while heading upstream on the two day slow boat journey to the Thailand border. Pak Ou Caves are a popular day trip destination from Luang Prabang, and it's easy to organise… Read More

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