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Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The perfect trip: Cambodia

Phnom Penh.  The Royal Palace (Mark Read)Click on photo to see additional photos.Marvel at the palaces, markets and bars of the capital, Phnom Penh, before heading north to Siem Reap for excursions to a floating village on Tonlé Sap Lake and the extravagant, inspirational temples of Angkor. From there, it is south to the untouched jungles of the Cardamom Mountains,… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Partner Spotlight: Cambodian Living Arts

In order to fully understand and appreciate the empowerment Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) provides for Cambodian artists, we must learn about Cambodia’s history. Between the years of 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge, a revolutionary anti-Western group that gained power, conducted genocide of Cambodians. It is estimated that during those years, 2 million Cambodians died from execution, torture, starvation, and… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, December 09th, 2013

All Kidding Aside, A Great Teacher

Francis Parker group visiting Sapa in the northern part of Vietnam, Spring 2012 in front of their home stay accommodations with their host (front middle)Eric Taylor, a History teacher at Francis Parker School in San Diego talks about the importance of travelling abroad. He describes travelling with students as an educational tool that is necessary for human development. It adds… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, December 05th, 2013

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95

Kim Ludbrook/European Pressphoto AgencyNelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country’s first black president, becoming an international emblem of dignity and forbearance, died Thursday. He was 95.The South African president, Jacob Zuma, announced Mr. Mandela’s death.Mr. Mandela had long declared he wanted a quiet exit, but the time he spent… [Read Full Article]
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