The Mekong – one river, many worlds

Sailing the Mekong River is a wonderful way to experience Cambodia and Vietnam.

Here’s my story published in The Sydney Morning Herald/Melbourne Age Traveller on April 9, 2016 on joining the luxurious Scenic Spirit for one of their first journeys from Siem Reap to Saigon – a rich and satisfying journey of discovery.

Scenic Spirit

 

You can also read the online version here: http://www.traveller.com.au/cruising-the-mekong-one-river-many-worlds-gnvt6e

 

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About alisonstewartwriter

Alison is a writer, journalist and travel writer, born in South Africa, now living in Australia. She has had nine books published - two books for adults and seven for young people. Four of them have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her latest project, Cold Stone Soup, an unpublished memoir about growing up under apartheid and migrating to Australia has won the FAW 2013 National Literary Awards (Jim Hamilton Award for a non-fiction manuscript). Cold Stone Soup was also runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her first book for adults, Born Into the Country (Justified Press 1988, South Africa) was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers’ Award. Heinemann Australia published her next adult novel, Bitterbloom in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children’s Award and was a 1995 Children’s Book Council Notable book. Her YA dystopia, Days Like This, published by Penguin Australia was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the YA category. Alison worked for years as a news and feature journalist. She is now a regular travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age and online Fairfax Media publications.
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One Response to The Mekong – one river, many worlds

  1. Fabulous – I’d love to do this. I’ve travelled in Cambodia by bus, but a river journey would be wonderful.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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