LAOS: The Great Mekong and My Nakhong at 4,000 Islands

ShareTweet The Great Mekong River has a sound of it’s own- sagacious and feeble at the same time. Slowly drifting from Tibet to Southern China through the valleys and mountains of Laos, Burma and Thailand, traveling patiently until it reaches her destination- Mother Ocean, the source of it all. A four thousand one hundred eighty kilometers journey passing by 5 territories. That is like 60 hours of driving non-stop, really non-stop. As quiet as it seemed, it has killed the most compared to all the Great Rivers of the World, mostly of flooding caused by overflow and siltation. Is this another […]

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100 Days of Backpacking Southeast Asia

ShareTweet “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.” –Freya Stark   This is one of those times when I can’t sleep because of excitement. It’s like making love for the first time- a pleasurable anxiety. Just the mere […]

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