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2015 - MEKONG RIVER - An unusual village on the river


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ONCE AGAIN WE DO NOT DOCK BUT THE SMALL BOATS STRAIGHT ACROSS THE RIVER ..

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WE ARE ABOUT TO LAND HERE & SEE THE REASON THIS IS AN UNUSUAL VILLAGE FOR VIETNAM - IT IS MAINLY OCCUPIED BY MUSLIMS ...

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HERE THE KIDS ARE PLAYING A FORM OF MARBLES ..

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THERE ARE QUITE A LOT OF SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES HERE & I BOUGHT SOME CANDY & A BEAUTIFUL SCARF. I TURNED AROUND AND GAVE THE SCARF TO ONE OF THE YOUNG GIRLS .. BUT I ATE THE CANDY ..

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THESE GIRLS FOLLOWED US THROUGH THE VILLAGE TRYING TO SELL THINGS, BUT QUITE GENTLY, NO HARD SELL.

HOUSES ARE ON STILTS TO GET ABOVE THE FLOOD LEVEL HERE & THE RIVER CAN BE SEEN IN THE DISTANCE ..

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OUR WALK CONTINUED PAST WHERE LADIES WERE PREPARING FOOD ...

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AND UP SOME STAIRS & WE WERE OUT OF THE VILLAGE & ONTO A BUSY STREET ..

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BACK DOWN SOME STAIRS & WE HEAD BACK TO THE BOAT THROUGH THE VILLAGE AGAIN ..

THE RIVER IS UP THIS HIGH AT TIMES ..

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WE FOLLOW THIS LADY TO THE RICKETY BRIDGE WE CROSSED ON THE WAY INTO & NOW OUT OF THE VILLAGE ..

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BACK ON THE RIVER WE HEAD FOR A FISH FARM .. THERE ARE FISH UNDER THE GRATE ..

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A STRANGE LITTLE PLACE - ALMOST OUT OF PLACE IN VIETNAM .. QUITE INTERESTING THOUGH & I MANAGED NOT TO FALL OF THE BRIDGE ..

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2015 - MEKONG RIVER - Crossing Into Cambodia


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A QUIET DAY ON THE RIVER TODAY ...

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PEOPLE HAPPY TO SEE US FLOAT BY ...

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A BIT OF ACTIVITY ..

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CUTE GIRLS ....

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COMING UP TO THE BORDER NOW - NOT A SOLE ON DECK ...

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HERE WE ARE AT THE BORDER. WE SIT OURT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER WHILE OUR PASSPORTS GO ASHORE FOR THE FORMALITIES .. TAKES A LITTLE WHILE BUT IMMIGRATION DOES NOT COME ANY LESS STRESSFUL

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THE SUN GOES DOWN & WE ARE TREATED TO A SHOW BY SOME OF THE CREW ON HOW TO PUT ON TRADITIONAL CLOTHES.

THIS IS THE LOVELY SREY LEAK, ONE OF THE WAITERS IN THE RESTAURANT .. BYE THE BYE - THE BOAT SERVES COMPLIMENTARY BEER & SPIRITS BUT NOT WINE, EXCEPT WINE IS OFFERED - AT BREAKFAST.

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TWO OF THE GUESTS IN BETWEEN TWO CREW

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AND THAT'S THAT FOR VIETNAM - NOW TO SEE WHAT CAMBODIA HAS IN STORE ..

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