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Lessons from My Lai

Lessons from My Lai

My time in central Vietnam, where many of the most horrific events of the Vietnam war took place, was fascinating and emotional, especially as a young American. I hired a motorbike to Son My, site of the famous My Lai (pronounced Mee Lai, not my lai, as I had been...

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Dr. Narco

Dr. Narco

I arrived in La Paz for the second time in my travels in late October, 2012. This was at the very tail end of the climbing season in Bolivia, and I had low expectations for finding climbing possibilities and reliable climbing partners. On my second day in La Paz,...

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Cambodia: The Depth of a Smile

Cambodia: The Depth of a Smile

Cambodia is one of the saddest, happiest, charming, impressive, crumbling, richest and poorest countries I have been to. It is truly a land of contrasts. Recent history, between their undesired role in the Vietnam war, to the horrific rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer...

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Fearful Symmetry

Fearful Symmetry

Without question, one of the most exquisitely beautiful and powerful animals on this planet is the Malayan Tiger. While I may have nearly been a small supper for one of these critically endangered felines, my adoration and respect does not waver. I was on a...

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Candomble

Candomble

The Animistic Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble is concentrated in the Bahia State of central-coastal Brazil. I decided to learn more about it at its most authentic in Cachoeira, a little visited village a couple of hours outside of Salvador, Bahia, and along the old...

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