Dartmouth in Vietnam, with James Wright

Embark for a fascinating and privileged journey through Cambodia and Vietnam, including a 7-night Mekong River cruise aboard the brand new Mekong Princess, an elegant small vessel combining romantic French colonial style with modern comforts including air conditioning throughout. Scheduled to be completed by summer of 2015, the Mekong Princess features just 13 deluxe cabins for one of the most intimate cruising experiences available on the Mekong. Our program begins with visits to the remarkable Khmer temples and monuments of legendary Angkor, the most exquisite example of ancient Khmer architecture in Southeast Asia. We then cruise the Mekong River, one of Asia’s great waterways, for eight days, venturing far from traditional tour routes to the fascinating but seldom-visited region between Angkor and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), filled with lush landscapes and patchwork-patterned rice fields. We conclude with a stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Itinerary: Day 1: Depart US
Day 2: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Day 3: Siem Reap
Day 4: Siem Reap
Day 5: Kampong Cham
Day 6: Tonle Sap River / Kampong Chhnang
Day 7: Phnom Penh
Day 8: Hong Ngu, Vietnam
Day 9: Long Xuyen / Can Tho City
Day 10: Can Tho / Thot Not
Day 11: Cho Lach / Ben Tre
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City (Siagon)
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 14: Return to US

I’ve never traveled with a Dartmouth alumni trip but this does look pretty fascinating. More to come.

There’s also a reading list.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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