Tag: Cambodia

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 1 of 2

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 1 of 2

Our last days in Cambodia were packed with magnificent and mysterious Angkor temples and local culture. Heat and humidity sapped my remaining energy, so I am now composing a final post from the comfort of home. Click on thumbnail images to enlarge. CAVEAT: Please understand that a trip of several […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 2 of 2

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 2 of 2

Click here to see pt. 1 of this post. And double click on images to enlarge. Ingenuity – People in poorer countries have, of necessity, highly developed ingenuity to use what’s at hand for multiple purposes. We saw many examples in both countries, none perhaps more impressive than the traditional […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – River Kids in Cambodia

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – River Kids in Cambodia

Do not feel sorry for these kids. These pictures cannot fully convey their exuberance, their lithe gracefulness, their  playfulness, their ease with and kindness to one another, their inventiveness, and their quick responsiveness to gentle commands from parents or teachers, their squeals of laughter, play and surprisingly good efforts at […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnamese and Cambodians – what’s really in their hearts and on their minds?

TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnamese and Cambodians – what’s really in their hearts and on their minds?

The term “hearts and minds” was buried somewhere in me and sprang to mind as I was thinking about a title for this blog post. Hearts and Minds refers to a short lived campaign by the United States military during the Vietnam War intended to win the popular support of […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnam, hmmm?

I (Gary Schoepfel) am afflicted with an advanced case of wanderlust. So, when Ann Kirkland mentioned Vietnam, I found myself accepting before she completed her invitation to accompany another Classical Pursuit’s trip. “Of course, of course” was my immediate and enthusiastic response. After accepting, I took pause. “Vietnam.” Hmmm? The […]

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