6 Jun 2010
River of Time
Sam has just finished reading Jon Swain's River of Time. The book describes his journey working as a journalist in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand during much of the conflict and violence in the region during the 1970s. It is a real eye opener and left both a sense of his love for the lands around the Mekong river (our placement is in Kratie which is on the bank of the river), but also the tragedy of what took place there. It is almost impossible to comprehend the horror of what the Cambodian people went through in the years leading upto and during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. This book offers some insight in a compelling and easy to read way. Recommended.