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Cambodia - Land of Extremes

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Views [874]

This is a landscape full of hardship and splendour.  Toyota Camrys and donkey carts.  In Phnom Penh we stayed where the queen stayed for $20/night.  Rats and squalor share the block with the Royal Palace.  Dirt, grime, litter, stinking sewers, begging ... Read more >

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Nguyen Dynasty at Hue

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | Views [1445] | Comments [4]

13 Emperors called Hue home and the treasured buildings left behind for us to understand them are a Unesco World Heritage Site.  Deservedly so.  We caught a glimpse of these powerful leaders through their elaborate tombs built by and for them.  Why the ... Read more >

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Danang to Hoi An - The Magnificent Cham

VIETNAM | Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | Views [616]

Danang's riverfront promenade welcomes those fresh from the Hanoi moto scene and leads us quietly along the banks of the Han River to the magnificent Cham Sculpture Museum.  This is easily a major highlight of the central coast of Vietnam with a brilliant ... Read more >

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Terraces of Old Yuanyang

CHINA | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [661] | Comments [5]

The trip from Lijiang to the southeast corner of Yunnan is not for those with motion sickness!  Bus, bus, train, minibus, bus...after 23 hours travel, with some frightening cliff edge drop-offs and brutal bumpy roads we arrive in Xiejie, the old hilltop ... Read more >

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