Tag Archives: Far East

The Mekong – Asia’s Great River

The Mekong is the world’s twelfth longest river at around 4,350 km (2,703 miles) in length. It starts its course in the mountains of Tibet and runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before emptying into the South China Sea in southern Vietnam. Unfortunately the fate of the great river is in constant jeopardy […]

Mekong

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 […]

A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA

A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA Today I am going to take you on a sea journey of discovery from the fabulously wealthy former British colony of Hong Kong to The Peoples Republic of China. The year was 1991, just two years since the Tiananmen Square massacre had grabbed the world’s headlines and six years before […]