Mekong River cruise

Let’s cruise down the mighty Mekong River

The Mekong is a tremendous thing; a mighty river that flows for almost 5 000 kilometers through six countries. From its source in China, the brown body of water meanders through Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Viet Nam. Want to see? Let’s go. I’ll take you on a cruise down the Mekong River, if only from that mystical Golden …

Kyrgyzstan locals at Batken close to the friendship river

Crossing borders with rivers of friendship in Central Asia

The piercing sun showed promise of a long lunch. Perhaps it could have been shashlik, skewers of juicy mutton, relished with wheels of warm bread. Here in Kyrgyzstan, it could have been served enjoying the green landscape of Batkin, like yesterday, after a morning of hunting for the rare Aygul flower. Today the heat only served a trickle of sweat …

We lost people’s trust

“Water is connection. During the drought, when we almost ran out of water, we saw things come to the fore that we never thought about because so many things are connected to water. Water also has the power to transform. It can transform relationships within and between communities. This continues to motivate me to do the work that I do.  Before …