Saturday, June 20, 2009

Check the video ... more info later!

Sorry for the goofy face.


  1. Incredible, Chuck! What a journey! Photos, video and narrative are wonderful. Keep 'em coming!

  2. What the video does not show is the feelling most of us had inside our stomach. Here we are in the middle of the Mekong River, with 3 Cambodians, two of whom spoke no English, and a boat that stopped working. When they opened the "hood" out came smoke. We were maybe a half mile out from the shore, each of us had one luggage and one backpack, and we all wonered how we get from here to shore.

    A few phone calls, to people they had never known before, and a towboat that pulled us to shore, and we were on our way. What it showed me is that the people here really are family, one helps another, and one's problems are everyone's problems. They all "know" each other and treat each other like brothers. Everything isn't perfect, but that proved the difference betweeen being stranded on the Mekong and sitting in or nice hotel in Phnom Penh. What a place and more especially, what a people.