Just booked a trip to Cambodia and back to Luang Prabang with Mrs. Wilbur so decided to re blog my Mekong post from January to celebrate the fact that I will be seeing the great river again.
I was enthralled and appalled in equal measure at the BBC’s wonderful programme, where Sue Perkins followed Asia’s greatest river from its delta in Vietnam up through Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar & China to its source in the Tibetan Plateau.
Enthralled at some very familiar sights & sounds plus other unfamiliar ones, but appalled by the truth behind the Khmer Rouge & by man’s destructive nature that threatens flora, fauna and a way of life that has stood for many centuries.
Damn the dams, lose the loggers, cancel the casinos, hijack the hunters.
I have been fortunate enough to have experienced the Mekong in both Vietnam & Laos (can’t wait to add the rest!) and although I did not undertake the epic journey that Ms. Perkins did, I still have wonderful memories, the majority of which I will recount fully in a book that I will write in the coming…
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