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Photo Essay – A cruise on the Mekong river

29 Aug

On our trip to Phnom Penh we booked and went on a short cruise on the Mekong River, to see the ways of people who make a living on this vast river.

There were a couple of options available for a cruise, like you can visit some other local islands that are only linked by ferries, or the silk island (this is extremely touristy), or a normal 2 hour cruise, etc. We just booked a regular cruise as we didn’t have much time and we were on a budget; but this too was super fun. This river was also quite a bit of a surprise to us. For starters, it is huge more like a sea than a river and this size was just in the dry season so I fail to imagine how it will be after the rains. Additionally, we learnt a lot about the local life on the river here and below is a glimpse of the same through a black & white lens.

1. There is an entire community here that lives on boats as the one in the pic below and fish for a living. They only dock for selling the fish, going to markets for shopping and to the places of worship. Else the entire families live on the boat.

The house boat on the Mekong river

The house boat on the Mekong river

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Floating Village on the Tonle Sap Lake through Instagram and on Travel Pandaz

28 Jul

Of late I have been experiencing a kind of writers block (I use “kind of” as I am technically not a professional writer). There is this one post that I have been trying to write for the past 10 days, but despite numerous drafts, it just isn’t sounding right….sigh… Guess happens to everyone at some time or the other.

This was certainly very depressing and as I was wallowing in my depths of misery, I saw that one of my recent posts has been picked up by a travel website. I know for some it may be a very regular thing but I am super excited as this is the first time that my travel story / post has been an inspiration on another site. They have taken a couple of excerpts from my blog post on the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake – http://wp.me/p29z7S-dZ,  some from another blog post and added loads of more beautiful photographs of this place. You can check this article at — http://travelpandaz.com/the-unusual-view-of-floating-village-on-tonle-sap/. I am super happy and really feel a new confidence to write. Guess will now re-look at that long pending post with a fresh eye 🙂

To also keep with the theme, just adding a few more of my pics of Tonel Sap  through the lens of instagram –

The Floating Shop

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