Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mekong River to Cambodia




Mekong River Vietnam


We took the bus from Saigon to Phnom Penh, and just before the Cambodian border we crossed the Mekong River.

Mekong River Vietnam
Mekong River Vietnam
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Mekong River Vietnam
Mekong River Vietnam
Mekong River Vietnam
Mekong River Vietnam

Mekong River Vietnam
Mekong River Vietnam
Mekong River Vietnam
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We reach the border crossing.

Mekong River Vietnam

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The landscape through Cambodia was bleak and obviously much poorer than Vietnam. The lush, green countryside of Vietnam was replaced with a more muted green, and there were fewer trees, most of them having been destroyed during the Pol Pot regime. Simple wood houses were built on stilts because of flooding.

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We passed some small, dusty towns along the way.

Cambodia