Economist: Ostracising Myanmar has not helped its people. It is time to explore the possibility of a deal
BBC: The opium poppy that has long bloomed across the mountains of northern Laos has almost been wiped out by the government’s drastic eradication campaign. But what is being hailed as a victory by the international anti-narcotics agencies has also spawned a humanitarian crisis, due to the massive displacement of hill tribes and their loss […]
Erik at the travel blog Gadling has selected one of my Vietnam pics, below, as his Photo of the Day. It’s one of my favorite images from what was a fabulous trip that Jill and I took there last March; in Erik’s words, the image captures “the sun simmering in a saffron haze.”
I don’t know whether this is good or bad. The memorial has fallen into disrepair. Should it be cleaned up? Or is decay a fitting state for such a gruesome site?