Pictures from the North (Kratie) to the South (Kampot and Kep) passing by Phnom Penh. A land of water since Cambodia’s pulses are bound to the flow and floods of the Mekong and other affluents. Especially now in the monsoon season.
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One of the only reasons tourists may stop in Kratie, North of Cambodia, is to see the Irrawaddy dolphin that – as it’s not obvious from its name – inhabits the Mekong river. Many cafes and guesthouses propose half-day trips … Continue reading
Entre 1975 et 1979, le régime communiste de Pol Pot, Saloth Sar de son vrai nom, écrasa et détruisit près de 2 millions de vies, sur une population cambodgienne de 6.5 millions. A l’heure de sa chute, Phnom Penh acclama … Continue reading
Tourism has been booming in Laos for the last 10 years. Trying not to fall into the traps of rapid and intensive tourism (which has for example ruined one of the most beautiful places in South East Asia, I am … Continue reading
Yesterday, we visited WWF Laos office in Vientiane. In a nice 2-storey house surrounded by gardens, we met with an energetic young woman, Ms. Trang Dang Thuy, Manager for sustainable hydropower and river basin management. Trang, what does your title … Continue reading
Longtemps approché indirectement via son produit fini, nous ne vous avons pas encore présenté Bombyx mori sans qui notre voyage ne se serait sans doute pas fait. Ce poste entend rendre à ce César des forêts ce qui lui appartient. … Continue reading
We are discovering northern Laos and its multiple ethnies, all bound to the forest.
It has been a week we have been resting in very laid-back Luan Prabang, Lao, on the Mekong river side. One thing we’ve learned during the past four months is that travel rarely equal vacations… So, time for some holidays … Continue reading
Au moment de quitter la Chine, que nous n’avons fait qu’effleurer au travers de quelques provinces, nous plongeons une dernière fois dans les racines de cet immense empire. 4’000 ans d’Histoire courent sur ces terres, berceaux de la soie, du … Continue reading
China is crowded, everyone knows that (more than 1.3 billion people live there). And when China is on summer vacations it is difficult to find a historical or natural or sacred site that is not packed with students, families and … Continue reading
Mount Emei, is a holy buddhist mountain in the Sichuan province of China. As soon as we arrived here, we a heard strange noise coming from the forest. Let’s see if you can find who is the whistler… Emeishan whistler … Continue reading
Souls may find elevation in Xiahe, not only because it is suspended at 2920m above sea level. The Labrang Monastery is a holy site and pilgrims travel long distances across highlands to come and bend here. In the rising sun, … Continue reading