Learning From The Cambodian Genocide | Phnom Penh | SE Asia #015

The 1970s. Voyager I showed us the first glimpses of Jupiter’s rings. Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister. Video tapes and VHS were first being released. People were watching Jaws and listening to Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Silly Love Songs, and Bohemian Rhapsody. But in Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge were committing genocide and most of the world had no idea.

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Reflections From The War Remnants Museum | Ho Chi Minh City | SE Asia #009

We’re not really museum people, at least not when we travel. Our repertoire of travel activities mostly includes walking until our feet hurt, looking at old buildings, and eating anything and everything we can get our hands on. So when we do go to museums, we usually do a nice walk-through, enjoy the air-conditioning, and politely skim a few of the written blurbs before getting back on the road.

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