Somewhere in Southeast Asia

Pictures around a three-month trip in Asia... Sometimes, it is better to share beautiful shots made by others than personal bad ones. Also, interesting websites, moments of philosophy,...
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You should see us somewhere in this group of tourists posing for the camera. Or, if not with this one, it is surely the one behind. Or more behind, or even more further. Photo : Martin Parr - Acropolis, Athens, 1991

You should see us somewhere in this group of tourists posing for the camera. Or, if not with this one, it is surely the one behind. Or more behind, or even more further. Photo : Martin Parr - Acropolis, Athens, 1991

There is like a sensuality bound at Burmese people, at least a way of building a posture and even more to touch others, especially people of the same sex. A photo of Steeve Mac Curry, widely famous for his colours and his travel pictures, which are precisely more than just travelling.

There is like a sensuality bound at Burmese people, at least a way of building a posture and even more to touch others, especially people of the same sex. A photo of Steeve Mac Curry, widely famous for his colours and his travel pictures, which are precisely more than just travelling.

Citation de Nicolas Bouvier, "Le vide et le plein"

Citation de Nicolas Bouvier, "Le vide et le plein"

Nicolas Bouvier's quote.

Nicolas Bouvier's quote.

For Cambodia, the late 1950s and 1960s was a period of an extensive programme of building. The new architecture of that time was focused on integrating an international style with local tradition, materials and climate. The resulting style has been called ‘New Khmer Architecture.’ The KAT, a private organisation, organises tours in Phnom Penh and Battambang to discover urban architecture. They provide some free maps to download for those who like wandering around.

For Cambodia, the late 1950s and 1960s was a period of an extensive programme of building. The new architecture of that time was focused on integrating an international style with local tradition, materials and climate. The resulting style has been called ‘New Khmer Architecture.’ The KAT, a private organisation, organises tours in Phnom Penh and Battambang to discover urban architecture. They provide some free maps to download for those who like wandering around.

An iconic photograph of Angkor temple, trying to capture the timeless spirit of the place. Photo : John Mac Dermott.

An iconic photograph of Angkor temple, trying to capture the timeless spirit of the place. Photo : John Mac Dermott.

Map of the Mekong river.

Map of the Mekong river.

Coffee in the Bolaven plateau in South Laos is famous for the quality of its production, sold in the whole country. It is one of the face of the current Laos. Here, a report in English to know a bit more.

Coffee in the Bolaven plateau in South Laos is famous for the quality of its production, sold in the whole country. It is one of the face of the current Laos. Here, a report in English to know a bit more.

A place where I don't go in Laos... Vang Vieng, deep in the jungle, is a backpacker paradise where there are no rules. Last year at least 27 travellers died there, and countless more were injured. Of how western tourism - and above all, youth of the disenchanted middle class - crushes local balance. An article of the Guardian.

A place where I don't go in Laos... Vang Vieng, deep in the jungle, is a backpacker paradise where there are no rules. Last year at least 27 travellers died there, and countless more were injured. Of how western tourism - and above all, youth of the disenchanted middle class - crushes local balance. An article of the Guardian.

An hidden treasure, free maps of cities of Northern Laos, starting from Vientiane. And also a few things from the other side of the border, in Thailand. A great help for transport, bike tours, detailed city maps,... It can be bought in some locations in the region, as well.

An hidden treasure, free maps of cities of Northern Laos, starting from Vientiane. And also a few things from the other side of the border, in Thailand. A great help for transport, bike tours, detailed city maps,... It can be bought in some locations in the region, as well.

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