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Priest blesses worshipers by sprinkling them with holy water

I’m a sucker for Buddhist temples. The sometimes subtle, sometimes not-so-subtle¬†design differences from country to country fascinate me and the pagodas of Cambodia were no exception. In contrast to the lavish...

Breaking down car to let oncoming traffic pass on Bamboo Train near Battambang, Cambodia

Cigarette dangling from his mouth, our wiry Cambodian engineer yanked the starter rope on a small motor mounted to the rear of our open-air rail car. The engine sputtered momentarily, then...

Boat for sunset cruise on Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh Cambodia

Once my traveling companion, Larry Bosco, and I had exhausted land-based attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, we turned to the water. Rivers are the lifeblood of Cambodia and Phnom Penh is...

Tuol Sleng, the notorious Khmer Rouge prison camp in Phnom Penh known as S-21

The ocean of tuk tuks, motorcycles, and pedestrians in downtown Phnom Penh parted around me like the Red Sea. An uneasy feeling niggled; something wasn’t quite right but I couldn’t put...

Busy streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I had long wanted to return to Cambodia to see more than just Angkor Wat. Finally, five long years later I had my opportunity. With three weeks of leisure time between...

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I looked up the definition upon returning to the hotel. Memory: the process of encoding, storing and retrieving information from the outside world that reaches our senses in the forms of...