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Singapore

January 25, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The last stop on our tour of Southeast Asia was the country/city of Singapore. Me and my friend Whitney had the opportunity to explore the whole city using the metro. We began by visiting a Night Safari on one side of town where we got to see how nocturnal animals interact with each other when […]

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

January 24, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I have never seen God so clearly than in a nationally Islamic country like Malaysia. Here in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Muslim women go about their daily lives with head coverings, sometimes even black, full-coverage robes with only their pretty eyes visible. And I was scared that my tiny cross cartilage earring would […]

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New and Old Experiences

January 24, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We had the chance to be in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a couple of days. When I was in high school, I got the opportunity to go to Thailand with my family and some others from my church. We had traveled to Chiang Mai, so I was very excited to go back. Chaing Mai is […]

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Bangkok

January 17, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Bangkok, Thailand was the city I chose to write about because, in my opinion, it was the biggest city we visited, and with over 10 million people, there was a lot to see. What I enjoyed about Bangkok was the fact that even though I didn’t speak the language, Thai, I was still able to […]

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Visiting the City of Temples

January 12, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Today in Siem Reap, Cambodia, our group traveled to Angkor Wat. Translated literally, Angkor Wat means “City of Temples.” Originally it was built as a Hindu temple, but when a new king took over in the late 13th century, it was changed to a Buddhist one. This entire temple complex consisted up multiple temples and […]

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Killing fields, Cambodia. Wednesday, January 9th

January 11, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

“When broken glass floats” is an old proverb that Cambodians use to signify the prevalence of evil. When broken glass floats evil appears to be winning and the bad is all you see. But eventually a the glass sinks, good makes a comeback, and the evil is vanquished. This proverb became literal for the Cambodians […]

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Small Spaces

January 10, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

On the 7th we traveled from Ho Chi Minh City to the CuChi province where we were able to see tunnels used by the Vietcong during the war. We were actually able to go the tunnels and see where these people lived for upwards of 15 years underground. The tunnels were widened by about two […]

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Mekong delta. January 5, 2013.

January 8, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

MeKong Delta

We traveled from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to the Mekong delta southwest of the city. This was a place where some fighting would have taken place in the war. As a part of our tour of the Mekong, we were put on paddle boats. Four of us were in the boats at a time […]

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2013 Adventure Now Taking Place

January 4, 2013 · No Comments · SE Asia 2013, Uncategorized

Greetings!  A new group of Tabor College international travelers is exploring the world under the guidance of Dr. Aleen Ratzlaff and Dr. Frank Brenneman.  Students will be posting periodically about their adventures and their perceptions of the places that they visit in SE Asia here.  Check back often to follow along.

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Cambodia

February 4, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Cambodia was distinctly different from any other country we have visited.  I could tell you about the crazy driving, the mothers going to market in their pajamas, or even the interesting smells, which can be attributed to either the livestock or the culinary creations being peddled on every street corner.  If any of these things […]

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