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December 2015
Posted on December 22nd, 2015 by paularath

As you may remember, Jerry is never without his sketchbook on our trips and his sketches often segue into watercolor paintings. He travels with a sketchbook, palette, a few favorite brushes and a loose leaf binder with watercolor paper. This blog features some of my favorite paintings from his Southeast Asia sketchbook and notebook. I
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Posted on December 17th, 2015 by paularath

Life on the water is fascinating in Vietnam, Cambodia and Tahiland. Whether it’s a lake, river or ocean, the fishing people find a way to get the most out of what they have. There are 127 fishing communities on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake and about one million people live on or around the lake. Our
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Posted on December 8th, 2015 by paularath

Angkor Wat was the most anticipated part of our trip. It had been on my bucket list for decades. We had an ideal introduction to Angkor Wat when an Australian archaeologist, David Brotherson of the University of Sydney, lectured us on the Greater Angkor Project, which seeks an understanding of the city as a whole
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Posted on December 4th, 2015 by paularath

Nothing looked familiar to me in Saigon. Nothing whatsoever. In fact, it felt so different that it was easy for the to transition to calling it by its currenr name, Ho Chi Minh City. The traffic is the first thing that hits you. It’s a city of 7.5 million people and five million motor scooters
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Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by paularath

One might surmise that the most exciting thing about Danang was the monkeys who visited us pretty frequently on the lanai of our enormous and beautifully appointed suite at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. Well that’s actually true. Danang is sort of like the Las Vegas of Vietnam – lots of neon, bright lights,
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