Friday, June 17, 2011
Following Henri Mouhot, A Frenchman in Southeast Asia in the Early 19th Century
Mouhot was laid to rest in Luang Prabang, a beautiful small town in Laos along the mighty Mekong River. Mouhot sounds like mohot, the name given to an elephant trainer. You can visit the site via elephant if you choose, the former's preferred mode of transportation forging through the jungles of Southeast Asia. Baguettes and pastry shops in the town are some remnants of early French influence. More photos from my own journey from Laos and Cambodia to come. Enjoy!