A Symphony of Fireworks in Cambodia

By Andrew Kolasinski After my afternoon swim off the Sihanoukville shore I was drying off and enjoying a cocktail on the beach. Lost in thought, I looked up from my stir stick to see three little faces. Thin reed-like voices urged me to see and to buy. A group of children, a pair of small brothers led by...

Mekong Whiskey for Strength and Vitality

By Andrew Kolasinski The little bottle was in an embossed cardboard box, labeled with gold foil printing. For the equivalent of only one dollar it was worth it just for the packaging. I poured out a small experimental measure and tilted it bottoms up. It went down smooth, with an intriguing fragrance and...

Cuba? Yes!

By Jody Hanson Why visit Cuba? Because it is one of the most relatively unspoiled islands in the Caribbean with friendly people, great music, bland food and low prices. After the Americans imposed a trade embargo in 1960, the island went into a kind of time-warp stuck in the 1950s. Cars have been kept...

Past and Future Collide in Lima

By Hannah Vickers While Cuzco is the more popular city to explore Peru’s ancient past, the noisier, dirtier and more modern capital of the country has quite a few hidden gems. Lima’s large number of historical sacred ruins are known locally as ‘huacas’ and are strewn around the city. As the sprawling...

Chorrillos– Lima, Peru Lifestyle

By Maureen Santucci Now that visitors are spending a bit more time in Lima, they’re looking for places to branch out besides the typical tours and tourist destinations. The standard so-called “Lima City Tour” only focuses on some of the historic places in the downtown area. But with a metropolis this size,...

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