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The Desert Fish

Salvation and Redemption: Key Themes of Asian Films at Cinequest 2014

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Now in its 24th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., once again presents an impressive and eclectic array of independent films from all over the world. Each year,...

Destinations: India | Turkey | Iran | Cambodia | Vietnam | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Adventure | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Ancient History

Cambodian silk industry on its last threads

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Cambodia's silk industry in trying to save its precious silkworms and keep centuries-old traditions alive...

Destinations: Phnom Penh
Topics: Culture
The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

Book Review: The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Kim Fay's The Map of Lost Memories takes its characters and its readers into a forbidden world of political intrigue and treachery, on a death-defying mission of ecumenical proportions.

Destinations: Vietnam | Cambodia | China
Topics: Travel | Literature | Women & Travel | 20th Century History | Art | Culture | People | Religion | Ancient History | Architecture
Shabby Chic in Kampot

Walking with Hitchcock in Kampot

Dianne Sharma-Winter - dibundyontour [808]

Kampot is slightly kooky, a painting tilted in the frams but a town tinted so exquisitely that you ignore the incessant chatter of sexed up swallows.

Destinations: Cambodia
Topics: Culture | Economy | Architecture | Ecotourism
Flower of the bo tree.  Siddhartha Gautama was meditating under one of these trees when he reached enlightenment and became the Buddha

Outlaw Religion and Money, But Let's Keep the Solid Gold Buddha Statues

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

My favorite part of the Royal Palace is the Jade Pagoda (aka Silver Pagoda). It stuns you with incredible riches. It also poses some questions about the power of wealth, radical rhetoric, greed and good manners.

Destinations: Cambodia
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | 20th Century History | Art | Traditions | War & Conflict | Ancient History
Richard on the Battambang train

Tales from a Cambodian Train

Elizabeth Briel - ebriel [964]

The art deco station was filled with people. Cambodia was nearing the end of its Pchum Ben festival, so the station was filled with holidaymakers going back to their hometowns...

Destinations: Cambodia
Topics: Culture | Travel | Adventure | People | 20th Century History
Inside the National Museum court yard.  Visitors are not allowed to photograph the statuary housed inside the building.

Distant Relatives in Flesh and Stone

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

The National Museum seemed like a good place to get our cultural bearings. And it was, meaning it was the first in a long line of the unexpected in Cambodia.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Culture | Economy | Travel | People | Photography | Art | War & Conflict | Ancient History
One of the Quay Hotel's many killer breakfasts.  This is a divine combination of banana pancakes, peanut praline sauce and dollop of butter lightly altered mysterious and French ways.

Courteous Chaos on the Streets

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

Cambodia is changing fast. The genteel disregard for traffic rules may not last long. For the moment it is an image of a nation getting things done with insufficient horsepower.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Culture | Economy | Travel | People | Photography
Front cover for Warrior Odyssey

Book review: Warrior Odyssey - Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,466]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to set off on a quest around Asia, researching and discovering lesser-known and rare martial arts along the way? Read about the experiences of Antonio Graceffo in his latest book, Warrior Odyssey.

Destinations: Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Martial Arts | Culture | People | Working Abroad | War & Conflict
Preparing for early morning fishing  on the river.

The Completely Naked Lady

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

Is it unusual for a woman to be nude in public before dawn? Wait - is that a woman or not? What an interesting place Phnom Penh is!

Destinations: Phnom Penh
Topics: Culture | People
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