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The underground fighters of Cu Chi

Imagine to live your life underground; to work, eat, and sleep in holes without daylight. Picture yourself crawling from one hole to the other through muddy and dark tunnels with 50 centimeters of diameter, while B-52 bombs explode only ten meters above your head.

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Night markets are for tourists

In rural Vietnam it’s the women who sell, purchase, and negotiate at the markets. They work long hours and they drive a hard bargain. Men never show up.

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The Killing Fields

I have heard about the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot, the ‘brother number 1′, before my visit to Cambodia. I knew – or at least I thought I’d know – that they ran the country long time ago. Now, after my journey, I know better: This communist party and its leader didn’t rule in days of old but from 1975 to 1979. During these four years between 1.4 and 2.2 million people died in this part of the world.

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Angkor Wat: facts, figures, and tips

Millions of tourists visit Angkor Wat each year. In fact, in 2014 UNESCO expected the site to attract four million visitors. Hence I didn’t imagine to have some lonely minutes in the temple area when I went there in March 2015. Yet I had.

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