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A portrait of a local boy flying his kite in Tam Thanh, the mural village in Vietnam

The Mural Village of Tam Thanh

Outside of Tam Ky City, in the Quang Nam Province, along Vietnam’s central coast, is a small fishing village called Tam Thanh that has been transformed into a wonderland of public art. Art For A Better Community In 2016, over 100 murals were painted on the exterior walls of houses and...

A human head dissected to reveal the inner workings at the Siriraj Medical Museum

The Siriraj Medical Museum

The Siriraj Medical Museum is a fascinating and macabre collection of small medical museums filled with cadavers, body parts, skeletons and other medical oddities. The Museum of Death, as its sometimes called, is a veritable house of horrors, offering a unique opportunity for the curious...

abandoned homefront

Quy Hoa Leper Colony

Visiting Quy Hoa Leper Colony is like stepping back in time. Everything is in a beautiful state of decrepitude; some buildings aging with grace and upkeep, others are being taken back over by the jungle. The aesthetic of the village is a perfect metaphor for the colony itself: Aging and...

buddha sculptures

Filling The Pagoda

We count our blessings everytime one occurs. Today, we were lucky enough to participate in making sculptures of the Buddha with local monks. Afterwards, we formed an assembly line and passed hundreds of sculptures up and into the pagoda.

A macaque monkey sits innocently

Monkey Attack

Yes. Shamefully, I admit, we were attacked by a gang of seething macaque (pronounced “ma kak”) monkeys. They didn’t actually land jaws or paws on us, but they scared the bejeebus out of us.

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