Notes from Home: A Window to the World

Notes from Home: A Window to the World

May 6, 2024Notes from Home 24 Comments

“From airplanes we occasionally look up and are briefly held by the stars or the firmament of blue. But mostly we look down, caught by the sudden gravity of what we’ve left, and by thoughts of reunion, drifting like clouds over the half-bright world.” ~Mark Vanhoenacker, Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot The first time I … Read More

Angkor Wat: Exploring Cambodia’s Magnificent Ancient Temple

Angkor Wat: Exploring Cambodia’s Magnificent Ancient Temple

January 21, 2024Cambodia 4 Comments

“At [Angkor], there are ruins of such grandeur that, at the first view, one is filled with profound admiration, and cannot but ask what has become of this powerful race, so civilised, so enlightened, the authors of these gigantic works?” ~Henri Mouhot, French naturalist & explorer who first documented Angkor Wat to the Western world, Travels … Read More

Touring the Mekong Delta: The “Rice Basket of Vietnam”

Touring the Mekong Delta: The “Rice Basket of Vietnam”

January 16, 2024Vietnam 4 Comments

Grassy shades of green drift past my window like colors from a box of Crayola 64 crayons. Workers appear in the distance, up to their knees and waists in the fields, their conical hats bobbing as they move. Deep green coconut palm trees and golden wispy plants partially submerged in marshy water frame the scene … Read More