Tag: siem reap

Imagination and Reality

As a child, like many from my generation, I explored the world through the pages of my father’s National Geographic magazines. I combed through countless issues, reading cover to cover, indulging even in the minutiae of the classifieds. In one of those issues was a Steve McCurry photograph: a monk wrapped in burnished orange, standing […]

Modern Comforts

I arrived in Siem Reap to find a city in the dark. There was no electricity in much of the cities. Those select homes and businesses that did have power had the luxury of running generators. The story went like this. There was an accident on the highway by the Cambodia-Thailand border. A shipping truck […]