Diary

Map of the voyage

Laos
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Slowboat at Mekong river
Slowboat at Mekong river Freight boat
Slowboat at Mekong river - our boat
Village visit
Slowboat at Mekong river
Slowboat at Mekong river Family in a boat

Pakbeng harbour

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Pakbeng - Village street

Village visit - A weaver in action

Next village visit - Children
Next village visit - Grinding of grains
Next village visit - Women working with a spindle
Next village visit - Prepared rats

Another village - Making of a basket
Another village - Unloading a wagon
Another village - Women removing cotton seeds
Another village - Dried tobacco leaves
Another village - A man repairing something

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Village market
Village market

Next village
Next village - Hair cut
Next village - The local petrol station

Nong Khiaw harbour

Mouang Ngoi By the river

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Mouang Ngoi - Rattanavongsa Guest House outside bomb shells
Mouang Ngoi - Guys playing boule
Mouang Ngoi - Main street

Towards Ban Huoysen - Water buffaloes
Towards Ban Huoysen - Protective cave
Towards Ban Huoysen - Protective cave during the Vietnam war
Towards Ban Huoysen - Crossing a creek
Towards Ban Khiaw Khan - View

Ban Khiaw Khan

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Ban Khiaw Khan - Water tank built with aid of UNICEF
Ban Khiaw Khan - Washing up at one of the four water pumps
Ban Khiaw Khan - Bark of the orange beetle nut tree
Ban Khiaw Khan - Barns outside the village fence
Ban Khiaw Khan - Daily life
Ban Khiaw Khan - The school outside the village

Towards Ban Had Saphouit
Towards Ban Had Saphouit - View over Nam Ou river

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Buddha caves of Pak Ou
Buddha caves of Pak Ou
Buddha caves of Pak Ou - View over Mekong river
Buddha caves of Pak Ou - A girl selling birds to release

Mekong river

Village visit Lao - Whisky destillery
Village visit Lao - Whisky

Louang Prabang - Night market

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Louang Prabang - Wat Visounnarath temple
Louang Prabang - Wat Visounnarath Water melon stupa
Louang Prabang - Wat Visounnarath temple
Louang Prabang - Wat Aham temple
Louang Prabang - Wat Aham temple paintings
Louang Prabang - Wat Xieng Thong temple
Louang Prabang - Colourful tuk tuk
Louang Prabang - Royal Palace
Louang Prabang - Phou Si hill view

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Ban Phanom - Loom
Ban Phanom - Yarn reel

Ban Xangkhong Boualay silk handicraft - Silk worms
Ban Xangkhong Boualay silk handicraft - Raw silk
Ban Xangkhong Boualay silk handicraft - Silk worms
Ban Xangkhong Boualay silk handicraft - Silk cocoon cooking pots

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Vang Viang - Fully loaded tuk tuks
Vang Viang - Washing the car in the river

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Vang Viang - Biking with an umbrella

Ban Tha Heua - Indoor view
Ban Tha Heua - Dried fish and Woman with her child

Road toll

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Vientiane - Wat Chanthabouli - Freezing monk

Vientiane - Golden Stupa - Phra Thatluang - Originally built 1566 - Entrance
Vientiane - Statue of Fa Ngum - King 1353-73
Vientiane - Golden Stupa - Phra Thatluang - Originally built 1566

Vientiane - Arch of Triumph

Vientiane - Xiengkuane - the Buddha park
Vientiane - Xiengkuane - the Buddha park

Vientiane - Friendship Bridge - 1174 metres to Thailand

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Ferry to Champasak - This was the boat

Wat Phu temple - UNESCO World Heritage
Wat Phu temple - UNESCO World Heritage
Wat Phu temple - UNESCO World Heritage
Wat Phu temple - UNESCO World Heritage
Wat Phu temple - UNESCO World Heritage

Mekong river - Pump station

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Mekong river - Don Det reloading pier

Don Khon - Park entrance
Don Khon - Old railway bridge
Don Khon - Old locomotive (railway constructed 1897-1910 - used until 1941)
Don Khon - Weaver
Don Khon - Towards Sophamit waterfall
Don Khon - Sophamit waterfall
Don Khon - Sophamit waterfall
Don Khon - Water buffaloes

Khon Pha Pheng waterfall

Ferry back to Don Khong
Ferry back to Don Khong

Don Khong - Sugar palms
Don Khong - Bins to collect palm sugar sap
Don Khong - A man climbing a sugar palm
Don Khong - A buyer of palm sugar with a fighting roaster
Don Khong - Refining he palm sugar by cooking it

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Muong Khong - Sunrise over Mekong river
Muong Khong - Monks getting food from the people

081221
Veunkham border station to Cambodia

Cambodia
Veunkham - Our boat down to Stung Treng
Mekong river in the boat to Stung Treng
Mekong river Fishermen

The road to Kratie Bomb found during the road construction

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Kratie - Marketplace
Kratie - Use the store as a garage during night time

Towards Phnom Penh - House with rain collecting jars

Kampong Cham - Preparing cockroaches for lunch

Skun - Spiders for lunch

Phnom Penh - Restaurant Friends
Phnom Penh - Lady Penh who found four Buddha images by Mekong river
Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom
Phnom Penh - Statue made of old weapons

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Cheung Ek Genocide centre - Memorial stupa
Cheung Ek Genocide centre - A dug out mass grave
Cheung Ek Genocide centre - Remnants of clothes
Cheung Ek Genocide centre - Young palm leaves used to saw off the head of deserting soldiers
Cheung Ek Genocide centre - Memorial stupa skulls and clothes

Phnom Penh - Morning-glory plantations in the river

Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng prison - How the prisoners were found here
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng prison - A bed and an American ammo box for peeing
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng prison - Hang the prisoners upside down and dip their heads in a jar
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng prison - They took a photo of all prisoners
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng prison - Pictures of the mass graves
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng prison - Prison cells for the less important ones
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng prison - View from the prison
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng prison - Pictures of Pol Pot and his close companions

Phnom Penh - Royal Palace - The throne hall
Phnom Penh - Royal Palace - Open banquet hall
Phnom Penh - Royal Palace - The pavilion of Napoleon III built 1869
Phnom Penh - Royal Palace -Paintings of the Hindu story of Ramayana
Phnom Penh - Royal Palace - Silver pagoda

Phnom Penh - Elephant in the street
Phnom Penh - Colonial style house

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Phnom Penh - Sleeping on a motorbike in the shadow
Phnom Penh - Monk with an umbrella as sun protection

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Phnom Penh - Mosque seen from Tonle Sap river
Phnom Penh - Crematory seen from Tonle Sap river
Tonle Sap river - Fishermen boats

Siam Reap - Landing in the harbour

Angkor Wat - Central temple
Angkor Wat - Apsara dancers relief
Angkor Wat - Relief with slaves
Angkor Wat - View over the central temple

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Angkor Thom - Bridge to South gate

Angkor Thom - Bayon temple
Angkor Thom - Bayon temple Relief Elephants
Angkor Thom - Bayon temple Relief with daily life
Angkor Thom - Bayon temple Modern apsara dancers
Angkor Thom - Bayon temple Relief of Jayavarman VII

Angkor Thom - Phimeneakas temple

Angkor Thom - Terrace of the Leper King relief
Angkor Thom - Terrace of the Leper King statue

Angkor Thom - Elephant terrace
Angkor Thom - Elephant terrace

Ta Prohm temple - Overgrown by trees
Ta Prohm temple - Overgrown by trees

Ta Keo temple

Angkor Thom - Bayon temple - Relief Fishes and crocodile
Angkor Thom - Bayon temple - Relief Battle training
Angkor Thom - Bayon temple - Courtyard
Angkor Thom - Bayon temple - Relief Acrobats

Angkor Wat at sunset

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Phnom Kulen - Temple stairs
Phnom Kulen - Reclining buddha
Phnom Kulen - Temple over the reclining Buddha
Phnom Kulen - Working woman
Phnom Kulen - Market stalls

Banteay Srey - Citadel of the women temple - Entrance
Banteay Srey - Citadel of the women temple - Relief
Banteay Srey - Citadel of the women temple - Inner courtyard

Vietnam
081228

Ho Chi Minh City - The market hall
Ho Chi Minh City - Opera
Ho Chi Minh City - Notre Dame cathedral
Ho Chi Minh City - Overloaded biker
Ho Chi Minh City - Family on a motorbike

Vinh Long - Passenger ferry
Vinh Long - Our guesthouse dormitory

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Vinh Long - Guesthouse front by the river

Outside Vinh Long - Barge with crops
Outside Vinh Long - Rowing boat
Outside Vinh Long - Brick factory
Outside Vinh Long - Brick factory

Vinh Long - Market - Root vegetables
Vinh Long -Fish market

Can Tho - Statue of Ho Chi Minh

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Can Tho - Houses along the river
Can Tho - Barge filled with mud
Can Tho - Floating fruit market
Can Tho - Floating fruit market
Can Tho - Floating fruit market

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Cu Chi tunnels
Cu Chi tunnels - A trap
Cu Chi tunnels - A local guide showing a narrow entrance
Cu Chi tunnels - Making sandals of tyres

Tay Ninh - Cao Dai temple - Cathedral
Tay Ninh - Cao Dai temple - Cathedral
Tay Ninh - Cao Dai temple - Service
Tay Ninh - Cao Dai temple - Service

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