Muddy waters of Nong Khiaw

Fishing boat on the muddy waters of Nam Ou river in town of Nong Khiaw, Laos

Fishing boat on the muddy waters of Nam Ou river in town of Nong Khiaw, Laos

 

Standing on a bridge in Nong Khiaw town, we were appreciating the view of the sun setting behind distant mountains and reflecting in the muddy waters of Nam Ou river. A local fisherman passed below us, returning from his fishing trip, as he and his people were probably doing for hundreds of years before.

Only there were more fish, the rivers were not dammed, the water was cleaner back then.
There also were no tourists to admire of the evening scene.

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Looks like chocolate :)

Looks like chocolate :)

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River of chocolate

Well, it does look like a river from some kind of "Charlie and a chocolate factory". That's the nice part.

The nasty part is the huge amount of bugs, flies, gnats, mosquitoes and all other types of flying creatures, big and small, inhabiting the area. They probably do think this is chocolate as well :) 

book

I hope, when you get back, you all will write one fat book. "Asia in colors" or smth.
 I'll definitely buy it.

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First customer

Yay, we have the first customer, and we haven't even started our business yet!

That's luck, ain't?

Well, now that I'm aware of it, we have no excuse to not publish a book. Watch out.