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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
Monks are given rice by faithful women  on their early morning walk through Luang Prabang

Sticky Rice

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

After living in Asia for three years I thought I had tried every kind of rice dish imaginable. Laos held proved me wrong.

Destinations: Vientiane | Pakxan | Luang Prabang | Vang Vieng | Savannakhet | Pakxe | Luang Namtha | Laos | Plain of Jars | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Economy | Food | Culture | People | Working Abroad | Agriculture | Shopping
piebald feral, temple market Sangklaburi, Thailand

The dogs of Sanglaburi

John McMahon - dictater2 [261]

When a motor cycle plows into a dog on a dark road in the mountians of thailand I find myself cared for by a women I cant communicate with.

Destinations: Malaysia | United Arab Emirates | Burma | Mekong River | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Japan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Literature | Animals | Music | Traditions | Economy | Culture | Food | Working Abroad | War & Conflict | Ancient History | Architecture
Cambodian's young - Their ticket to a brighter future. Bopha from COSI Orphanage.

A Ticket to Hope - Cambodia

Lee Alvin - oldyonfoldy [801]

A returned visit to the capital city of the "Wild wild east" of South East Asia led me to discover new hope for Cambodia's future through her warm and remarkable young people. Its a city bravely...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia | Angkor
Topics: Culture | Food | Economy | People | 20th Century History | Shopping | War & Conflict | Architecture

Being a model in Vietnam: a girl's dream, a father's nightmare

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

Ten years ago, there was no fashion industry in Vietnam. Now, teenagers dream of becoming models...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Economy | People
That Luang Temple

Monks, Baguettes & Shopping Too

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Though not often mentioned among Asia's top five must-visit cities, Vientiane should be high on any traveler's to-visit list . While the Laotian capital's days as a quiet backwater (visited chiefly by...

Destinations: Laos | Luang Prabang
Topics: Culture | Economy | Religion | Shopping | Traditions | Architecture | Ecotourism

Laos' Nam Theun II dam

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

HANOI, April 2, 2005 - After unceasing financial and political fights, the immense Nam Theun II dam project in Laos is assured of going ahead after a decision by the World Bank to give it support and...

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Economy

Poverty-stricken Laos looks to dam for salvation

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

NAKAI PLATEAU, Laos, Dec 1, 2002 - As barefooted, half-naked children and foraging pigs run circles around him, Siphouan Syphachanh, the headman of Sop Phene village in central Laos, yearns for an end...

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Economy

Concern for the Future of Cambodian Forests Mounts

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

Phnom Penh - With 13 concessionaires waiting for Cambodia's government to approve the start of large-scale logging, international conservationists and donors fear for the future of the kingdom's...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Economy | Nature
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