Butterflies

The Angkor Butterfly Center

On the way to the Cambodian Landmine Museum, I passed by the Angkor Butterfly Center. The landmine museum was kind of heavy, as you can imagine, so I asked my motorcycle taxi driver if we could stop at the butterfly center on the way back. The butterfly center serves as an alternative for local farmers. […]
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Getting Beaten Up By An 80lb Woman And Other Fun Massage/Acupuncture Experiences

In Siem Reap I got a chance to try a few things I’ve never done before. When confronted with the opportunity to try something new, within reason, I never turn down the opportunity! Acupuncture I was familiar with acupuncture before coming here, but I had never had it done before. I don’t have any health […]
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My Crazy Hair

Crazy Hair Fundraiser Update!

Sadly, despite my best efforts to raise money on the streets of Vientiane, Laos the day before my birthday, I raised no money in person for my Wigs For Kids fundraiser. Since the last update I went home, did lots of media, and was in the Cleveland media. All these things only brought in $200, […]
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A Glimpse Into Cambodia’s Recent Dark Past

Cambodia has a very dark recent past that most people don’t know about. When you think of the word genocide you probably think of the holocaust. But there was a genocide in the late-1970’s in Cambodia claiming some 2,000,000 lives – about a quarter of the Cambodian population at the time. S21 S21 was the […]
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Volunteering With Smile Group In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam And Visiting A Buddhist Orphanage/Nursing Home

Smile Group is an organization started by Nguyen Van Hung to help children live in dignity with AIDS. More specifically, their mission statement is “to restore dignity and hope to children and families affected by AIDS, through financial, educational, moral and psychological support. We are committed to helping children and young adults have equal access to […]
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Peace Through Children's Eyes Paintings

Peace Through Children’s Eyes

At the War Crimes Museum/War Remnants Museum there was an exhibit dedicated to “Peace Through Children’s Eyes.” The goal was for children of Ho Chi Minh City to express their “thoughts and feelings on their peaceful and beautiful homeland and a war-free world full of friendship between peoples of the world.” Below are pictures of […]
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