Kim Jong-il doesn’t seem to be the happy camper for this second summit that he was for the first one back in 2000 when President Kim Dae-jung visited Pyongyang. Back then he was all smiles when he greeted Kim Dae-jung on the tarmac of Pyongyang’s airport. Now he’s looking a bit ragged, tired and paunchy […]
Having spent most of yesterday afternoon exploring Wat Phou, there was not much time for any other sightseeing around Pakxe before returning to On’s village.However, On’s cousin suggested visiting some Khmer ruins not far from the village in the morning before we caught the bus back to Savannakhet. To be sure, after visiting Wat Phou […]
Referred to as one of the “most evocative Khmer ruins outside Cambodia’s borders” Wat Phou, located just outside of Pakxe is without question one of the more breathtaking cultural and historical attractions in southern Laos.
Time for some culture and history. I haven’t had the chance to do very much while I have been back here for this extended holiday, but I finally got to do something “cultural.” Well, if you call visiting the birthplace of an American legend “cultural” then that is what I got to do when I […]
One of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning is to surf the net and check out what has been happening around the world over night. I usually end up checking out the website of my hometown newspaper The News Tribune for any local news back home. Invariably, and as […]