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.
What a beautiful image and that morning sounds wonderful.. complete with breakfast delights. Years.. decades do indeed have a way of speeding by.ReplyDelete
This is really terrific, Stewart! Time does fly -- whether we're having fun or not, but fortunately for you, it was fun!!! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
The colours in your photo are breathtaking. I wonder if the smell of freshly baked bread and coffee take you back to that morning.ReplyDelete
Love the colours and the whole sense of timelessness!ReplyDelete
The photo is so Vietnam. Great shot. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
I have been on many lakes in the U.S.A. that has this same feeling to it. Absolutely love this image.ReplyDelete
Love the morning glow and the silhouette Stewart!ReplyDelete
I have a friend who visits Thailand often and loves it there.
What an adventure that must have been.ReplyDelete
This shot is pure magic. I love the stillness.
That's a beautiful photo, Stewart! Very peaceful scene. How fortunate you were able to spend some time there!ReplyDelete
Beautiful celestial picture you show.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a good weekend.
Incredible image, Stewart. Happy SWF!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous scene and capture, Stewart! Happy skywatching!ReplyDelete
Lovely -- I enjoy the glimpse into your "former life".... and I know exactly what you mean by "how can it be X # of years since....."ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the wonderful picture and your memories.
That's a beautiful image and nice recollections.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comments / tips.
Sets the series with the swans in wbw on Wednesday.
Wishing you a good Pentecostal.
Beautiful place and photographed so well.ReplyDelete
I love the soft pink on this shot.ReplyDelete
My Sky Shot, please come and see. Have a great weekend.
WOW! How did I miss this post?? What a beautiful shot.ReplyDelete