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Mekong Memoirs

The Mekong makes an unforgettable lover, if you let it. It draws you into the moment. Your breathing is unhurried, ‘cause time is somehow your own and no one else’s.

What’s so captivating about the Mekong River? That’s a question that leaves a lot of people at quite a loss. It’s definitely not the waters. Crystalline? I fear not. But still, I cannot chance upon an answer, even when I return time and again to traverse the same river.

Maybe, it’s in the way the mist settles on the low hills by the banks after a heavy downpour, or in the way the eddies lull you to sleep.

By now, you would have noticed the rainforest that closes in on all sides. It seems inescapable. The view leaves you in awe of nature’s surreal beauty – something that she shows only when you let her be.

Watch the Mekong come alive on a cozy early morning cruise on Mekong Kingdoms Nomad. Better yet, bear witness to the marvelous show of colors the Mekong puts on before it slips into the night, while on a sunset cruise on Luang Prabang’s most gorgeous long boat with Amantaka.

Morning cruise on Nomad with Mekong Kingdoms
Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
The rainforest along the Mekong after a heavy downpour.
Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
The captain on Mekong Kingdom’s Nomad enjoying the scenery
Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
Lush rainforest during Green Season
Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
View from the dock in front of the Pak Ou Caves
Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
Jillian @ Passport Out

Jillian is the Editorial Director of Passport Out.

  1. Wei Wang

    September 6, 2018 1:20 am

    looks peaceful and serene.

  2. Maggie

    September 6, 2018 1:32 am

    I like the very low-key boats! I shall try when I visit Laos!

  3. Kenzin

    September 6, 2018 2:45 pm

    looks like a scene from tomb raider or jurassic park
    is this near the city?

  4. Tommy Lai

    September 6, 2018 2:46 pm

    I like your photos! Like telling a story

  5. Francis

    September 7, 2018 12:26 pm

    that place looks beautiful

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