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VIDEO: The slow boat trip from Hat Sa to Muang Khua

  • somtam2000

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    This was my first attempt at video, so excuse the shaky hand and the out of focus bit when I tried to zoom it.

    Those who have been on this river in wet notice may notice just how clear the water is -- in the wet it is the colour of coffee with milk.

    The music is by a Khmer artist, Ros Sereysothea and the song "Chnam oun dop prammuy" translates as "I'm 16". Nothing to do with Laos I know -- it just happened to be what I was listening to as the time and seemed like a good fit.

    It is a beautiful trip and I highly recommend it.


    #1 Posted: 13/3/2010 - 08:32

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  • CunningMcFar

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    gorgeous, well done!

    #2 Posted: 13/3/2010 - 11:00

  • Architeuthis

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    Beautiful film. I just returned to cold Europe after travelling through Laos and Thailand. The days near the Nam Ou really took my breath.
    Btw. Thank you for introducing "The golden voice" Ros Serey Sothear on Travelfish. I´m going to listen into her stunning music.
    Good luck

    #3 Posted: 17/3/2010 - 13:29

  • somsai

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    Just watched for my second and third time and did a google on http://www.google.com/search?q=Ros+Sereysothea+&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&rlz= The first listen a few days ago I thought I was listening to Dengue Fever. Similar surfer music with a Cambodian flavor. Good stuff to listen to when in the outback no doubt.

    My kids liked it a lot too, wanted to go take the boat ride, they promised they wouldn't get bored. Son pointed out a dropped banana peel at the very end.


    #4 Posted: 17/3/2010 - 21:32

  • mrparanoid

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    Dengue Fever covers old Khmer songs from Ros Sereysothea, Pen Ron, Sin Sisamouth, etc. They do a great job in re-introducing the music to the youth of today :)

    Great video by the way..

    #5 Posted: 29/3/2010 - 23:55

  • somtam2000

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    Thanks all for the comments - cheers!

    #6 Posted: 30/3/2010 - 07:35

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    Must admit really enjoyed the music as well. Did a search on ITunes and found quite a bit off stuff.Could quite easily see myself listening to this while heading out for a days diving in Asia. Very scenic

    #7 Posted: 30/3/2010 - 07:38

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