Meandering through the Mekong Delta

Bustling markets, floating villages and impromptu English lessons: Isabel Conway takes a slow boat ride through a heavenly-looking region in south-east Asia that is slowly coming to terms with the horrors of its past

21st January, 2018
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Long before daybreak, the women unload their produce from an armada of sampans and river barges, arriving from the Mekong Delta’s jigsaw of interlocking rivers, flooded rice fields and inland near Vietnam’s border with Cambodia.

A thick early morning fog, shrouding the cloud heavy monsoon season sky, slowly lifts and a glimmer of sun peeps through as our spluttering boat pulls into the river bank at Sa Dec. A noisy town...

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