The Royal Palace Museum of Luang Prabang provides a nice respite from the heat of the day.
One of the many wonderful things about Luang Prabang is its proximity to everything. A traveler doesn’t need to look far to find things to do in this beautiful little town.
The pursuit of fashionable feet is no stranger to the history books. Women have been enduring torturous footwear for centuries in the name of fashion and beauty. To all those high heel admirers, do you know exactly how much pressure is under your foot?
With my three day pass to Angkor Wat. It’s almost impossible to post pictures of Angkor Wat. There are millions of images of Angkor available on the web and none of them really do it any justice. Angkor is indescribable…but I’m going to give it a try. The best part of the day to […]
Mysteries abound in this strange land as do hidden faces. The stillness of the air at Ta Prohm and the buzzing of the cicadas in the early pre-dawn light left me with a feeling of unease. We were not alone. Miniature sandstone faces at Ta Prohm. Giant tree roots disturb an ancient stone carving at Prasat Ta […]
Phnom Bakheng was built on a natural rise of 230 feet sometime during the 9th century. Also known as “Strong Hill,” is accessible by a steep stairway and by the Elephant path, which starts off on the left of the stairway. The stairway has been reduced to rubble, hence most visitors opt to visit the […]
Young Chinese women who endured the agony of footbinding did so for beauty. One cannot help but feel shock and curiosity at such a thing. Here are some examples of footwear worn by women throughout the centuries.
Learn about the practice of foot binding in ancient China and view a full set of photos of a woman with bound feet in Yunnan Province.
Reclining Buddha in Wat Po Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Po) was founded in the 16th century. It is the oldest and biggest temple in the city. It also has the largest number of pagodas (95) in city. Wat Po was one of the first universities in Thailand. The university is best known for its […]
Margaret Mead 1901-1978 When I was a young girl, (perhaps 8 or 9 years of age), my father read me a story about Margaret Mead. It was one of my favorite stories and I loved to read it on my own as well. I thought Margaret Mead was a fantastically interesting person. She was […]