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More From Writer Jamie James The eruption of Krakatoa nearly a century ago literally blew the volcano to bits. Now a new peak grows in its place. A curious lava lover wanted to investigate the rumblings. So he walked there.
Vieng, a Luang Prabang fisherman who has worked the waters of the Mekong River for six years, goes netting for fish as the sun sets. Due to overfishing upstream, rural fishermen often set out at night when larger, nocturnal fish swim the Mekong. Most Laotians living along the banks of the river make their living either by fishing or in fishing-related industries.