When I’m in a country I adapt to the culture quickly. I noticed on baggage carousels that a lot of people in Asia travel with taped up boxes. By the end of my trip I was doing the same. My … Continue reading
I had to wait until I returned home to write about the war attrocities in Viet Nam and Cambodia. The contrast of the beauty of these countries and people and impact of decades of war made the trip sobering. I … Continue reading
If I could wish, I’d be a fish, for just a day or two. To flip and flash, and dart and splash, with nothing else to do. And never anyone to say, are your quite sure you washed today? I’d … Continue reading
Traveling in a hot climate with limited clothing means that often you just want to throw whatever you’ve been wearing for the last few days right into the trash. (I know someone who brings only old underwear on trips and … Continue reading
Once, in Sun Valley, Idaho, I crossed a bridge over the stream where the trout on the menu was still swimming. In a steak houses in Washington, D.C. the waiter bring various cuts of raw meat on a tray right … Continue reading
I thought pineapples grew on trees or something…nope. One pineapple to a plant. They are hard to cut up but looks to me like they are even harder to grow!
A great 12th Century Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu. According to the World Monuments Fund, “The Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery, located in the Temple complex of Angkor Wat, displays a spectacular 49 meters of intricately sculpted bas-reliefs at Angkor … Continue reading
This building is part of the royal palace in Phnom Penh. After sunset only moon light shines inside so they planned royal gatherings on nights when the moon was out…a small price to pay for delicate, gentle, feminine illumination.
Among the places visited in the last few days are the war atrocities museum in Ho Chi Min City and the prison in Phnom Phen where only 7 of the 20,000 prisons survived. I am choosing to share this photo … Continue reading