Apr 19, 2021 • 6M

Couchfish Day 222: The end of Thailand

A bend in the river

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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Before Laos re–opened to recreational travel in the early 1990s, Nong Khai was about as close as you could get. Much of the south bank of the Mekong lacked the massive promenade of today and instead was a shifting natural affair. Tall grasses and the few trees still hanging on covered the tumbledown bank. Wooden platforms floated on the mud–brown water,…

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