Laos // Life on the Mekong

I recently had the opportunity to travel to from Thailand into Laos along the Mekong river. I spent a few days exploring around the river, and a few days traveling along it by very slow boat. For most of the people we saw, the river is life. It provides the economy, power, and food for entire communities, from small villages to big cities. It also allows for one of the only routes of transportation to otherwise inaccessible places. Finally, the river cuts through some of the most incredible mountains I’ve seen, looking nothing like the rangesĀ of either Europe or North America. Here’s my brief glimpseĀ into Life On The Mekong.