Travel: Cruising the mighty Mekong

(From The Strait Times)

Rain is pelting the observation deck, falling in sheets so thick we can barely see where the Mekong meets the shore.

Cruising the might Mekong river is a rare experience

 Instead, I am sitting on deck, cocooned in a towel against the fierce spray of water blowing in under the canopy, and watching the slate-coloured sky release thunderous amounts of rain into the delta.

The Mekong flows 4,350km through six territories, from Tibet to the South China Sea. To soak in this fluid perspective of the region, I am aboard the Aqua Mekong, a luxury river expedition vessel which has plied the southern waters of the Mekong river since last October.
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