On the Mekong

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The Mekong river, Laos.

 

It’s an interesting thing looking across the river at another country.

The Mekong river is a natural border between Thailand and Laos and this image was taken on a misty evening when on the Laotian side of the border, facing Thailand.

The Mekong river, at certain points during its journey down the Himalayas, creates a border between at least three different countries. Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Three incredible travel destinations. For me, one of the most dynamic, colourful and interesting regions of the world. There are more new species of animals being found around the Mekong delta than anywhere else in the world. Of course, if you are anything like me you will go photography crazy in places like this.

South-east Asia is without a doubt one of my favourite travel and photography destinations. I will probably never have enough of it. I even lived in Thailand for a few years working on a book that will hopefully finish in this lifetime. You never know, I might go back there for another few years…working on the book. Maybe, I am actually not even really working on a book but just using it as an excuse just so my wife will agree to go back there again. I don’t know…Have you ever felt like that? Or am I just a really crazy guy?

I have already been there so many times and photographed so much that I probably have enough material for two books. Still…not enough. Must go back…soon.

 

Ps. If you really think that I am crazy…don’t tell me. It might hurt my feelings and then I am probably going to need a vacation to Thailand just to make myself feel better.

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Rice fields.

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Central Thailand.

Central Thailand is sometimes referred to as the “rice bowl of the world” as Thailand is one of the largest exporters of the grain.

The best way to experience the vast green fields of Thailand is probably from the back of a¬†motorcycle. Nothing really gives me the same sense of freedom. Sometimes, I have been riding for hours and all I could see was green fields. If you don’t carry heavy photo equipment, which I unfortunately do most of the time, you can probably get away with a camera just hanging around your neck. If you see something interesting just stop, take a picture and move on to the next thing. I love it.