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Archive for October, 2011

Your Ministers and Governors love you…

Monday, October 31st, 2011

On the occasion of King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s 89th birthday, Cambodian Ministries and Provinces set up an exhibition in front ot he National Museum with their achievements… Here are just a few of the 60 or so exhibition booths… To really appreciate the loving care and the unbridled imagination which was put into this you […]

Cambodia Floods update 9

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The water is going down. The fish are all around. It is sunday. Time tot get the tube out and go fishing…


Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Posting this as the fireworks celebrating the 89th anniversary of King Sihanouk are popping in the skies of Phnom Penh. Happy birthday ‘Papa’. His return from exile is also celebrated at the same time… Brings back nice 1991 memories (see the story on my website)…

Cambodia Floods update 8

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

I added a set of pictures in the Cambodian Floods story on my website…

Cambodia Floods update 7

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The floodwaters are going down a little in Kandal and Phnom Penh. The aid is going up in Kandal (see below)…

Cambodia Floods update 6

Monday, October 24th, 2011

About 30 families whose house was covered by floodwaters have sought refuge on the higher ground of the battered and worn out national road going from Prek Kdam bridge to Kompong Cham. They built some rag tag shelters and make a living by cleaning mounds of earthworms used to feed the ducks. Worms too look […]

Hopefully the best will win

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Posted at the exact time of the beginning of the Rugby World Cup final opposing New Zealand against France, here is a link to a story about the a href=http://www.johnvink.com/JohnVinkSite/Other_Countries/France_Rugby_Culture/index.html#VIJ1999015W00012_01 title=Rugby Roots target=_blankRugby roots in France/a, shot on assignment for the daily Le Monde in 1999.

Paris Peace Accord of 1991

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Twenty years ago the Paris Peace accords ended the war in Cambodia… on paper. It would take several more years, a huge bag of U.N. money and a lot more of politicking to finally put an end to decades of misery. I spent one month in Cambodia in 1991, before the arrival of UNTAC, and […]