Khmer Village- A Tale of Two Tours

River Cruise A Tale of Two Tours: Part II, Khmer Village By: laurenquinn White girl comes to town. Crowd gathers. Duc had a prison-style dragon tattoo and a speech impediment, and he gave me the best goddamn tour I went on in Vietnam. I kept seeing him around town. My first morning, groggy-eyed drinking coffee at a corner cafe,...

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A Tale of Two Tours: Part 1, Ba Chuc

the Mekong Blog: Lonely Girl Travels – 28 February 2011 By: laurenquinn We were racing the sun. It was begining to glow orange, cut into pieces by the great green palm leaves. The Mekong Delta—the landscape of every Vietnam War movie I’d ever seen, where boat engines sounded like the echoes of helicopter blades. We...

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Saturday Night Fevered in Chau Doc

Mekong River Cruises Blog: Lonely Girl Travels – 27 February 2011 By: laurenquinn Long stalks of flowers and twisted plumes of incense burning. Nodding, bowing, chanting with their eyes closed. Trays of food—peeled fruit, shrink-wrapped cookie packages, an entire plucked chicken—held atop people’s heads as they...

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