Tales of Cambodia

This was the first time in my 44 years that I took a vacation with both my 69 year old mother and 10 year old son. My mother had already been to Bali four times to visit me, so she was eager to go somewhere new. Since I had been to Thailand several times before, […]

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Ecotourism in Sumatra

By Joyce Major As the Sumatran elephant cautiously lowered her front foot into the mud searching for solid ground, her mahout gently cheered her on from his seat behind her ears. My friend Yekti and I sat behind him perched precariously on her wide sturdy backside. The constant, low slurping sound of thick, syrupy mud […]

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Olympic Standard Sports – At A Bali Beach?

Two months from now, the synergy created by a very eclectic group will pull off something quite spectacular – the 1st Asian Beach Games, to be held in Bali in October. A Middle Eastern Muslim Sheik, a handful of Filipino and Singaporean execs, and more than a thousand young, enthusiastic Balinese Hindus are putting it […]

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