Mekong Delta
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Navigating the Mekong
While visiting one of the small distributaries near the town of Rach Gia, in the southern Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, I noticed this elderly woman paddling against the current in a canoe. Larger boats with gasoline motors roared past, but she paddled steadily to stay in the area directly in front of us. Our translator told us she was dredging for roots at the bottom of the river. Judging by the curious looks she was sending our way, she was just as interested in watching us as we were in watching her.
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