In current years, traveling the world for Boomers and pre-Boomers has become extra of a birthright in place of a privilege. For almost anybody over the age of 55, the journey is now a manner of existence. Their appetite for tour and publicity to new destinations can no longer be happy with their parent’s “Kodak” second.

Instead, the over 55, former European returned-packer is now inclined to want something a chunk greater exotic. They could immerse themselves in the destination and its human beings, returning domestic with moments and memories that close an entire life. For various great reasons, one of the most demanded journeys for couples of this age

Mekong River Cruises for the Solo Traveler 1

group in Southeast Asia and the amazing Mekong River that knives its way through Vietnam and Cambodia. But, why is this first-rate, very safe, and very low-cost trip all however forgotten using individuals who tour solo? Could it’s that the primary pix that come to thoughts when you think of Cambodia and Vietnam harken back to the days of the infamous

Khmer Rouge, the Viet Cong, the Hanoi Hilton, the remaining Marine helicopter leaving the American Embassy in Saigon – photographs and scenes stated within the many documentaries and movies approximately that tragic period in our records? We don’t think so. That warfare is over 35 years in the beyond and brand new Cambodia and Vietnam, bearing a few scars from that duration.

Have moved forward similar to Japan did after WWII. Today each is enjoying a rebirth in lots of regions, especially in the tour, as people from all over the world rediscover this hidden gem, it is rather a heat and friendly people, their rich cultural background, and the lovely herbal surroundings shared with the aid of each of these international locations... So why have solo travelers no longer found this gem?


Well, for one element, the surroundings are, without a doubt, stunning. Temples and small fishing villages line the river’s direction and are seemingly untouched via time. Natural fans will experience the profuse plant life and fauna of the vicinity and marvel at the largest lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

For the ones of you who’re nature image buffs, this may be a satisfactory cruise within the globe [apart from Galapagos] for greater breathtaking photo possibilities than you may ever imagine. There’s the remarkable shot within the morning dew, the night sunsets, and almost any time as you float through what is sort of like a massive rain wooded area sans the rain. My preferred shots had been those of the many floating markets and villages we enjoyed alongside the river. Imagine the beautiful multi-colored villages, keen merchants aboard their bevy of sanpans, chock-packed with fish, dry goods, and other necessities of life on the river.