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My oasis of simplicity in Siem Reap

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CONTEMPORARY room with traditional Khmer touches

During an extended research trip to Phnom Penh, my favorite hangout was the Foreign Correspondents’ Club or the FCC.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Why we need a Shangri-la

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HUGE curtains covering temple doorways

We do not travel because we have to get from one place to another. We travel because we yearn.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Crow Castle–and guess what Japanese icon was in it

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EARLY morning view of the castle

Crows have always struck me as sinister creatures. Many years ago, as a young intern in Dacca, I watched a gang of these feathered ruffians obliterate the carcass of a goat in a matter of minutes.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Mexican life seen through paintings

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DAVID Alfaro Siqueiros mural at the Rectory

Most students of the University of the Philippines Diliman are probably unaware that there is a mural in the main lobby of Palma Hall, the largest building in the campus.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

How to read a Mexican church

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PLATERESQUE facade of the church of San Agustin de Acolman

The Metropolitan Museum in New York put up an exhibit many years ago called “Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries.”

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

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