At the very end of 1990 I spent the best part of two months is Thailand and Laos. I had only ever been to the Republic of Ireland prior to flying through Bangladesh and Burma, to land in the heat and noise of Bangkok. It was a bit of an eye opener – a real innocent abroad.
We followed the Mekong as it formed the border between Thailand and Cambodia and then between Thailand and Laos. We stopped in towns that were a little off the tourist track, and attracted as much interests in the locals as we had in the things we saw.
We reached That Phamon late in November and the next day we wandered down to the river as the sun was rising. The place smelt of freshly baked bread, with coffee thrown in for good measure. We eat the bread and drank the coffee as the sun lightened the sky. How can it be over 20 years since that morning?
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Enjoy the skies.