This Photograph was Featured on CNN.com
On Sunday, May 2, 2010, my Mekong Monk photograph was featured as the lead image on CNN.com Travel’s homepage, as well as in a slideshow about Laos.
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But enough about me… let’s get back to the real question.
Why is this Monk steering a boat up the Mekong River in Laos?
I seriously have no idea! In my travels, I have encountered countless Monks working on everything from building houses to selling prayer beads, this scene struck me as the most odd of all of them.
Here, a young Monk shuttles passengers across a wide stretch of the Mekong River in Northern Laos. Is he doing it for alms? Because it’s his Monkly duty? Because I took this photo from a passing boat, I’ll never know… but it’s fun to imagine.