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Bucket List | Travel

The new Vietnam

    By BOB FOULKES International travel always amazes me. I get into a magic tube not much bigger than a Wayne Gretzky cigar and after a movie or two, I emerge in a far, far away place. I always feel a little like Dorothy and Toto. Vietnam is not Oz but it’s definitely not... read more

Detail from Angkor Wat fresco: scenes of violence and turmoil.

Bucket List | Classics | Travel

The mystery and majesty of Angkor Wat

By BOB FOULKES Cambodia is one of those countries known to the western world as an unfortunate circumstance, the Killing Fields of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Over a short time, one quarter of the country’s population was brutally murdered, mostly the urban, educated and the successful were butchered by a Chinese sponsored/funded/armed madman.... read more

No-smiling sign at S-21

Bucket List | Travel

Cambodia’s curious contradictions

BY JOHN SKINNER Book Boy is somewhere between 10 and 15 years old — it’s hard to be exact because Cambodians often look younger than they are because they’re smaller than we are, due mostly to poor nutrition. He makes his living selling on the street. He may or may not go to school. He... read more