Wordless Wednesday: Life continues along the Mekong River

The Vietnamese people rely on the Mekong River for almost half the water used to irrigate their crops. The Mekong River also serves as a significant transport channel for the Vietnamese people. It is also a trading centre; as the Vietnamese hold their floating markets on the river.

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Wordless Wednesday: Life along the Mekong River

Cambodians heavily rely on the Mekong River for their food supply and livelihood. Almost 80% of the protein intake of Cambodia is dependent on the fish caught from the Mekong River.

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Sunrise on the Mekong River

Sunrise on the Mekong River
Mom and I watching the sunrise on the Mekong River

One of my most memorable experiences was watching the sunrise while floating along the Mekong River in Vietnam with my mom. The Mekong River is the 12th longest river in the world. It is about 2,700 miles long and flows through China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Sunrise on the Mekong River
Floating down the Mekong River

My mom came to visit me in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam where I was living and teaching English in 2008. We got to “cruise” along the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh city all the way to Cambodia where we spent most of our holiday together.

One of the highlights of our Mekong Delta trip was getting up at 5am to be on the river at sunrise. We had a guide who rowed us along the river al the way to one of the rural villages along the river.

The Mekong Delta is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. It’s a water world that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.

We had such a peaceful morning, floating past the villages on the bank of the Mekong River and even past the floating houses that are found in certain parts of this river.

Sunrise on the Mekong River
The banks of the Mekong River

This is definitely one of my top 5 travel experiences!

Wordless Wednesday: Good morning Vietnam

Good Morning Vietnam
Good Morning Vietnam

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Wordless Wednesday: Good Morning Vietnam!

Good Morning Vietnam!
Good Morning Vietnam!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning Vietnam!

Sunrise boat trip along the Mekong Delta
Sunrise boat trip along the Mekong Delta

We all start our days in different ways: going for a run, hitting snooze 17 times, or watching the morning news, among many, many others.

Sunrise boat trip along the Mekong Delta
Sunrise boat trip along the Mekong Delta

Floating along the Mekong Delta during sunrise was definitely one of the most memorable and amazing mornings I have ever shared with my mom. 

Sunrise boat trip along the Mekong Delta
Sunrise boat trip along the Mekong Delta

THIS WEEK, SHOW US A PHOTO THAT SAYS “GOOD MORNING!”