Paddle Pilgrim: A Mekong River Adventure through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam
It began as a kayak adventure through exotic waterscapes. But record heat and drought conditions forced the adventurers to slow down and experience something else: the spectacular landscapes, friendly people, delicious food, rich history, ancient spirituality, and modern environmental challenges of Southeast Asia. Dangerous conditions became the opportunity to “linger with the lotus.” Join us on the adventure of a lifetime!
Paperback with color photographs inside.
Autographed by the author.
“The Paddle Pilgrims embark on a mini-epic adventure down the Mekong River from Laos to Cambodia to Vietnam’s delta. Along the way they encounter and tell stories about the communities, cultures, religions, and natural setting of the Mekong. This book also serves as a useful travel guide to those interested in following their path along the mighty river.”
—Brian Eyler, author of Last Days of the Mighty Mekong
“Dave Ellingson, the Paddle Pilgrim, and his brave crew set out to kayak the Mekong River and experience beautiful scenes and diverse cultures. When they were challenged by difficult conditions they slowed down and ‘lingered with the lotus’ and were assisted by ‘river angels’ who were very different, but had one important thing in common, they welcomed the visitors with generous hospitality. Their adventure encourages us all to leave the shore and go on bold adventures!”
—Kieu Thoan Thu, Editor, The Hanoi Times, Vietnam