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Heuan Hin — Khmer ‘rest house’ along the Mekong

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 […]

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Etched in stone at Wat Phou

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Wat Phou — An evocative and harmonious Khmer ruin

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.

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Wild Bill Hickok’s Birthplace

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 […]

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Death of a Korean War Veteran

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 […]

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