Brendan Brady reports on politics, human rights, business, religion, culture and environmental issues in Asia and the Pacific. He works in print, video, photography and radio.
Posts tagged "Travel"
Soldiers at Your Service

Soldiers at Your Service

After defeating the Tamil Tiger insurgency, in 2009, the Sri Lankan government has resisted calls to drawdown its massive security force. Instead, it has steered the military directly into an expanding range of businesses, perhaps none more conspicuous than tourism.
The Ancient Burmese City of Bagan Struggles for International Recognition

The Ancient Burmese City of Bagan Struggles for International Recognition

Though Bagan is less famous than Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, Egypt’s Luxor or Peru’s Machu Picchu, its historical treasures are no less impressive. Some 3,000 temples, monasteries and pagodas stretch across a 26-square-mile plain. The country’s recent rulers have been keen to make their mark on it. Their so-called beautification projects have been controversial, though.
Cambodia Confidential

Cambodia Confidential

It’s late evening outside Phnom Penh’s O’Russei Market, and Anthony Bourdain is sitting at a foldout table on the street, slurping a bowl of beef noodle soup. Around him, food stalls hawk everything from the obvious to the exotic, from pork buns to bird fetuses.
Cambodia Plugs Khmer Rouge Bastion as Tourism Spot

Cambodia Plugs Khmer Rouge Bastion as Tourism Spot

Ta Mok was the ultra-Maoist regime's top military commander. In Anlong Veng, an isolated district of mostly wooden homes and crop fields north of Siem Reap, the name still conjures a mixture of worship and fear.
Experience the Gibbon in Laos

Experience the Gibbon in Laos

If the Swiss family Robinson were beamed down to northern Laos, they might have come up with something like the Gibbon Experience. Guests live and sleep high in the jungle canopy, and spend the days searching for the elusive black crested gibbon.