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Escapism ultimately is a comfort. Accepting this truth was tied to my childhood. However, even after this I find myself still day dreaming of adventures and heroic legends. It was after reflecting on a hiking trip in the Snowdonia mountain range birth place of the King Arthur legends, these dreams were reawakened. I realized, walking among ancient ruins, dunking into the water of Lyn Agwyn and standing on Snowden’s peak where King Arthur had defeated the king slayer, that true adventure transcends fiction and is built into the core of every day-dreamer.
Actualization of adventure must be done by realistic means. This is the mindset of the expedition planner. The completion of my proposed expedition on the Mekong Delta will be the culmination and proof of my mastery of the expedition planner’s mindset. What will follow in this proposal is an argument to prove my mastery is this field of study.
This document is research into both the Cambodian and Vietnamese sections of the “Dragon’s Mouth” expedition seen at www.cprexpedtion.weebly.com. This document features research about the entire route but focuses on the section of river within the Mekong Delta.
Smith, Matthew C., "Paddling With the Ghost of the Giver: An Expedition by Canoe Down the Mekong Delta" (2013). Senior Expedition Proposals. 12.