Southeast Asia | Photojournal by Madlén Hjelmroth

Southeast Asia | Photojournal by Madlén Hjelmroth

We have a few friends who travel like we do, and find interests in the things we do. We always like to see the way they capture the human experience of a place, and are fortunate to have friends as Madlén Hjelmroth, a photographer and fellow citizen of the world, residing in Göteborg, Sweden. We tend to not think about the daily lives of people in other places around the world. We either assume their are…

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Cambodian Reflections

Cambodian Reflections

We landed in Phnom Penh, the capitol of Cambodia. It was not that long ago that the city was completely evacuated, the reason given that a American air strike was imminent. The Khmer Rouge leadership boasted over the state-controlled radio that only one or two million people were needed to build the new agrarian communist utopia. As for the others, as their proverb put it, “To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is…

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City Girl Gone Local

City Girl Gone Local

As I wander the world aimlessly, I find myself constantly in wander of my surroundings. I love how different things are around this little globe. Some things are modern, friendly, and beautiful, some are definitely NOT. I spend lots of time contemplating the world around me, but I haven’t been doing much to share with those who are less fortunate, SO I am starting to share my tales, adventures, and lessons to you… In hopes…

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Understanding life in Acun Tran, Cambodia

Understanding life in Acun Tran, Cambodia

I’m currently on a bus from Kratie (pronounced Kray-chi) to Laos… Listening to all the foreign accents on the bus makes me giggle…People are so different in the way they express things. I love to think no matter where your location may be around the world, you can always laugh together. I think that’s the most universal form of a bond. I enjoy watching the environment around me and interpreting what I think is going…

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The Khmer Rouge

The Khmer Rouge

I always enjoy entering new countries. I feel so many concurrent emotions and an overwhelming rush of sensations…I get satisfaction out of every stamp pounded into my Passport, every attempt in figuring out the money exchange, and in finding the cheapest way out of the airport while the less prepared tourists are paying triple what I am. I look at my life everyday and feel happy to be where I am, and fortunate to do…

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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is an expansive city, and once known as the Pearl of Asia. If you’ve heard anything before arriving in the city, you can’t help but be intimidated. Everything moves quickly. You’re not sure who to trust. And beneath it all, there is a deep sadness that most of us from America know little or nothing about. There is a dark history in Cambodia – one that is recent and…

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The Banks of Laos

The Banks of Laos

The 4,000 Islands in southern Laos are small islands at the southern border of Laos with Cambodia, and spot the Mekong River. It’s a river beach – you wouldn’t surf in it or go for a dip – but it’s a beach in our book. Your heart slows to a pace of life that is unique here. One of our favorite places in the world.

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