Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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Boats on the Mekong, Cambodia to Laos

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Sunrise from Don Kong Island.

Sunrise from Don Khong Island.

Life on the Mekong River in Cambodia and Laos hasn’t caught up with the 21st Century. Yet.  There is still a connection to quieter times, a slower pace of living, that belies the dramatic changes that will occur on the Mekong.  From China to southern Laos, there are plans for over a dozen dams that the authorities say will benefit all the people of the region.  They come up with a myriad of benefits, from cheaper electricity to reduced flooding.   In looking at this future, I have a hard time envisioning the simple life that exists there now.  I recommend that you visit this area before it’s all gone.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor AFS 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens and a Nikon D300S and Nikkor AFS 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Vietnamese fisherman at Stung Treng, Cambodia.

Vietnamese fisherman at Stung Treng, Cambodia.

A smoke on the boat.

A smoke on the boat.

Time to board.

Time to board.

Lost in thought.

Lost in thought.


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Written by leolaksi

August 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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  1. Good post! Life style on the Mekong River in Cambodia and Laos seems very interesting. Must be real nice to live in a simple life.

    Justin Dupre

    August 2, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    • You should make an opportunity to visit before it’s gone. A victim of “progress”.

      leolaksi

      August 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm

  2. I like your photo…..good meaningful in the photo

    sarabapa

    August 16, 2010 at 6:26 am

  3. […] Boats on the Mekong, Cambodia to Laos (leolaksi.wordpress.com) […]


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