Sue Perkins embarks on a life-changing, 3,000-mile journey up the Mekong, South East Asia's greatest river, exploring lives and landscapes on the point of dramatic change. She begins in Vietnam, meeting traditional river people caught up in a new capitalist revolution, trying her hand as a noodle saleswoman and prawn farmer. Continuing to Cambodia, she is moved by a survivor of Pol Pot's genocide, and bonds with an extraordinary fishing community whose survival depends on the bounty of the largest freshwater lake in Asia.
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