Living on the Mekong © Asian-Nation/C.N. Le

Like many other places in Viet Nam, people work and live pretty much in the same area. When your livelihood depends on farming and fishing the river, it makes sense to live there too. You have to put up with tourists like me gawking at you and constantly taking your picture, but at least I was also being awed and amazed by the craftsmanship of the boat as well.