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Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Vietnams largest island and one with very bloody recent history (e.g.: see Wikipedia). Unfortunately I was not aware of that when we went there and thus we did not go to any museums during our stay, but now it is too late and I cannot complain. 330 more words

Southeast Asia

Today's Tidbit 28.11.2014

Thailand’s parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage over recent controversies related to the largely unregulated trade. The draft bill passed by 177 votes and says that violators could face up to ten years in jail. 83 more words


Folded Money In Unstable Countries

Folded Money In Unstable Countries

“No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I knew that when I went to Myanmar a few years ago that their bank only accepts foreign currency that is new, crisp, not torn and not folded and preferably in hundred-dollar bill denominations. 275 more words


Happy Thanksgiving from 'Nam

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I absolutely love Christmas–Santa, the decorations, Christmas trees, snow, music, and holiday cheer–but there is something about Thanksgiving that is just simple. 650 more words

Living Abroad

MH17: Malaysia’s Barring from Investigation Reeks of Cover-up

By Ulson Gunnar
November 28, 2014

It was a Malaysian jet, carrying Malaysian passengers, flown by Malaysian pilots, yet after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, Malaysia has been systematically blocked from participating in the investigation, leaving an overwhelmingly pro-NATO bloc in charge of the evidence, investigation and outcome as well as the manner in which the investigation will be carried out. 598 more words

Crimes Against Humanity

Gimmie Raises $700,000 For A New Messaging-Based Lead Conversion Service

Gimmie, the mobile rewards startup that relocated to Singapore from the U.S. two years ago, has raised $700,000 in funding and launched a new service to help convert website traffic into customers using real-time messages. 262 more words


Baan Chang Elephant Park

I have wanted to meet and interact with elephants ever since I can remember.  One of my favorite stuffed animals growing up was a small elephant very cleverly named “Elephanté”. 1,220 more words