PHNOM PENH - The sun warms the skin and the wind cools it as the boat's engine hums. We are riding down the Mekong, the drinks in the cooler are ice cold and children are waving from the banks of the river.
The Royal Palace in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is the magnificent backdrop for the start of a trip down to the Mekong Delta and Vietnam's Ho-Chi-Minh-City, formerly Saigon.
The spectacular cruise takes in villages, temples and markets and can be enjoyed by the budget traveller as well as the well-heeled.
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