Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

The smell of the Mekong

En-route back to Bangkok Greg and I have a 24-hour stopover in Jinghong, a small town on the Mekong in southern Yunnan province, not too far from the border. As soon as we stepped off the plane the smell of the river, the tropical vegetation, the humidity, and the rich soil hit me and it brought back all these wonderful memories of SE Asia, but Laos in particular, where we spent lots of time on the Mekong as well as many other rivers. Thinking back about all the countries we’ve travelled through I realize just how much I loved being in Laos. Right now it is still not over-run by tourists (as Thailand is in many places) but that’s starting to change as it becomes “discovered” as the special travel destination that it is. So people, go visit Laos now! You will not regret it. However, don’t go with a big list of must-see destinations and sites. Instead, take some good books, ride the slow-moving river boats, eat lots of river fish, and visit some remote villages.


September 11, 2007 - Posted by | China, Laos, SE Asia, Travel, Yunnan


  1. I totally agree with you 😉
    welcome everyone to my country: Laos

    Comment by samakomlao | September 12, 2007 | Reply

  2. Kawp Jai Samakomlao! 🙂

    Comment by francie | September 13, 2007 | Reply

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