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Bamboo Rafting on the Mekhong  
   

Bamboo Rafting on the Mekhong

Mark on pole duty at the aft. It was an added risk doing pole duty, because your chance of falling in the river drastically increased!
Bundled in Balaclavas... not just Victoria is chilly!

November 29th 2006
Yes, it's true. We were forced to purchase, and wear, balaclavas here in Thailand. The nights can get quite chilly in the mountains (about 5 degrees Celcius), and during our trek we were sleeping on plastic mats on bamboo with pretty much the thinnest sleeping bags I've ever seen for warmth. Luckily, they provided a few extra warm blankets for each of us at our "hotels" (bamboo huts with dried ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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