Category Archives: Mekong River

May 6, 2016, Fri, Saigon

It is tough to say good-bye to crew of Agua Mekong and transfer on to Saigon for a day before flying off to Dalat. We begin our exploration by visiting the former President’s Palace, now the Reunification Center.  Although we … Continue reading

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May 5, 2016, Thur, Mekong

Bing Thanh Island, mat weavin, water hyacinths? talk with elders of village. Election speeches going on ride sampan to village then peddle through Market.  See rice cakes made, sugar palm,  rice popped

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May 3, 2016, Tues, Phnom Penh

We dock in Phnom Penh this morning to pick us passengers before proceeding down River to Vietnam. In a relaxed mode, we took a Tuk-tuk ride around the central business district including the man made Diamond Island.  Having visited the … Continue reading

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May 2, 2016, Mon, Mekong River

We start the morning with an excursion to Silk Island where a center has been established for women in need to work spinning and weaving silk products.  On bikes we cycle around the island ( ~3 miles) stopping at a … Continue reading

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May 1, 2016, Sun, Mekong River

This morning it has cleared and a tad cooler after yesterday’s rain.  We are in the Kampong Chhnang region known for its clay pottery and stoves.  In this village the families practice this handcrafted production of clay pots as passed … Continue reading

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