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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
Khom was our tour guide at the Land Mines Museum in Siem Riep

Visiting A Land Mines Museum

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Khom acted as our well informed tour guide at a land mines museum in Siem Reap.

Destinations: Kbal Spean | Battambang | Bokor | Poutang | Thun Mong | Angkor | Siem Reap | Kompong Thom | Poipet | Phnom Penh | Sihanouk Ville | Kratie | Cambodia | Koh Kong | Preah Seihanu | Tonle Sap | Stoeng Treng | Pailin | Bot Sala | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: 20th Century History | War & Conflict
Phu Yao Bridge, one of the many elics of the Vietnam War, is a tourist attraction for travellers keen on discovering the legacy of Vietnam's war history.

Re-visiting war grounds carries on brotherhood legacy

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

A former soldier of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) speaks of his war experience and re-integration to visitors intrigued by Vietnam's past.

Destinations: Malaysia | Shan State | Vietnam | Korea, S | Mekong River | Cambodia | China | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Culture | Working Abroad | War & Conflict
Communist leader Kaysone's whiskey bottle and glass

A Communist Leader Hat Trick

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

An athlete who scores three goals in a game is said to have achieved a hat trick. In Laos I visited my third Communist Leader memorial. My hat trick accomplishment was a rather surreal experience.

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Adventure | Religion | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict | Architecture
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
Edward Lansdale:  The Unquiet American. By Cecil B. Currey.

Colonel Cassandra

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,689]

Review of the biography of Edward Lansdale, model of The Ugly American and The Quiet American.

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Literature | 20th Century History | War & Conflict

The Giant and the Pissant: A Fairy Tale

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,689]

Review of Stanley Karnow's Vietnam: A History, Penguin Books, 1997.

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: 20th Century History | War & Conflict

Viet Nam Then and Now: A Veteran Returns

Michael Burr - mbphotog [159]

Then: September 25, 1969. The long flight from California with refueling stops in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines is now descending into Tan Son Nhut airport, Saigon, Republic of Viet Nam. I peer out...

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
Topics: Photography | 20th Century History | War & Conflict

Film Review: The Killing Fields and Swimming to Cambodia

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,253]

For anyone interested in the 20th century history of Southeast Asia, the pairing of two excellent films, The Killing Fields and Swimming to Cambodia, is an enlightening experience. Although well past...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Travel | People | Literature | Working Abroad | Beaches & Resorts | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
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