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Rose Palmer - Pandaw Cruise on the Mekong River
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Friday "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer and photographer Rose Palmer who talks about her cruise experience with Pandaw on the Mekong River.
Imitated, but never duplicated, Pandaw is the original riverboat cruise company on the mighty Mekong in Asia. Rose cruised on two of Pandaw’s classic river boats on the Mekong. She started with an 11-day sailing on the upper Mekong through Laos on the Laos Pandaw, and then went on a classic 7-day cruise on the Bassac Pandaw exploring the Lower Mekong through Vietnam and Cambodia. Read her story: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/cruising-with-pandaw-on-the-mekong-river/
Follow Rose Palmer's adventures at https://quiltripping.com/
Special thanks to the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) - https://www.ifwtwa.org/
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