Slow Boat down the Mekong
Trip Start Nov 10, 2007
134Trip End Nov 15, 2009
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We pushed off at about noon and were soon lazily motoring past bamboo hut villages and lush jungle. The river banks were planted in crops and I also saw an elephant helping villagers move lumber. There were other boats on the river: local short distance boats as well as the fast boat.
We also stopped along the way to pick up and drop off passengers. At one village we unloaded a bunch of boxes of food and other supplies. I wondered how often these supplies would be replenished.
In the evening we stopped at Pak Ben and I found a basic hotel room. The electricity here is from a generator and I fantasized about a hydro plant instead!