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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

After a disappointing turn around by a military blockade in the disputed border region of Cambodia/Thailand on my way to try and see the ruins of Prasat Preah Vihear, I was aching to see something in the realm of Lost… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Green

I had wasted nearly an hour travelling the wrong direction down an Isan highway.  My destination was the various Khmer ruins hidden somewhere to the south.  As I was already skirting the Cambodian border, my initial misdirection gave me pause… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: International Women’s Day

In all the clamor these days of the numerous beings known as the ‘One True God’, of ‘His’ omnipotence and ‘His’ perfection, we often lose sight of all those who came before.  In the days before mankind’s gaze grew vaster… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Roads

Roads can be rough and my experience searching for the Plain of Jars in Phonsavan, Laos gave me a new appreciation for pavement. Being the intrepid archaeologist-explorer that I am, I decided to forego the scheduled tours and find the… Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

While the ruins of Sukhothai are very well known among travelers of Thailand, around it existed several satellite cities, which are lesser known.  Among these is Kamphaeng Phet, a fairly pleasant riverside town built directly alongside the old Sukhothai-style ruins…. Continue Reading →

The Ruins of Lembah Bujang: Lore of the Dragon Valley

“undoubted relics of a Hindoo colony, with ruins of temples . . . mutilated images . . .” – James Low Less than an hour in Malaysia and I was left on the side of the major highway that runs… Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #3: Cinematic vs Real Archaeologists

Cinematic vs Real Archaeologists | Gypsy Gypsy “So a couple of days ago I did a poll asking who your favorite movie archaeologist was. There weren’t that many responses  but needless to say I got a pretty good idea of where the… Continue Reading →

Angkor’s Last Outpost – Prasat Muang Sing

In the grasslands of the western Thailand frontier, no more than 20 kilometers from the Myanmar border, the farthest outpost of a fallen civilization still stands.  Its city walls hug the River Kwae and house a shrine to those bodhisattvas,… Continue Reading →

Pasts Forgotten in Isan – Ban Chiang, Thailand

“The objects found at Ban Chieng . . . all of them beautifully made, and bear witness to an advanced civilization that has completely vanished.” – David Hatcher Childress It’s amazing how things can just come together and work out… Continue Reading →

Phanom Rung and the Great Motorbike Adventure

The Khmer Empire, a Hindu civilization that existed in Cambodia around 800-1200, though recent by archaeological standards, created some of the most spectacular ruins that still exist today. From their center at Angkor Wat, they expanded outward as far north… Continue Reading →

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