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Slavery at Sea: A story of human trafficking in drawings by a survivor

Slavery at Sea: A story of human trafficking in drawings by a survivor

Prum Vannak is a Cambodian survivor of human trafficking. His story is one of extreme poverty and of what people are sometimes forced to do in order to take care of their families. It’s also a story of gross neglect to supervise human rights violations  by authorities. Many trafficking victims don’t live to tell their [...]

Sealand’s new marketing strategy

Sealand’s new marketing strategy

A birds eye view of Sealand Sealand, arguably the most succesful attempt to proclaim a man made structure at sea autonomous, a phenomenon also known as seasteading, hasn’t made the headlines for some time now. The  500-square-meter (5,920-square-foot) platform in front of the coast of Ipswich was constructed in WWII primarily for defence against German mine-laying aircraft to [...]

Thai PM Yingluck surpasses Aung San Suu Kyi in FB popularity

Thai PM Yingluck surpasses Aung San Suu Kyi in FB popularity

Aung San Suu Kyi (L) meets Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Thai ambassador’s residence in Rangoon on 20 December 2011. (Reuters) Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime-minister of Thailand,  is now 10 months in power and is very popular, especially amongst Thai women. Although 44 year old* Yingluck doesn’t seem to be as wise and determined as [...]

Plane spotting

Plane spotting

Seen at Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok (June 4th, 2012): The 747 belongs to the king of Bahrain. I checked the news, but there is no mention of his visit to Asia. Currently the king seems to be left to his own devices.

Photo: Miss Avan from the Khmer owned Temple Club, a popular bar and restaurant in pub street. The text on her shirt; "Khmer and Proud of it", underlines there's a new vibe of awareness.

Siem Reap is getting upmarket

Photo: Miss Avan, waitress in the popular Khmer owned Temple Club bar and restaurant. Slowly but steadily Cambodia is recovering from apocalyptic times. Besides NGO workers, in the late 80′s and early 90′s it was a place for adventurers, followed by backpackers in the last decade.  One of the musts for Cambodia goers is to visit the famous temples [...]

Migrating

Migrating

Hi, due to migration to WordPress, this blog is temporarily under maintenance. Although all older posts and images have been imported as well, the old content is often not optimized for the new format. For the original posts see I-nomad.net

Grief over fire accident in Ho Chi Minh City

Grief over fire accident in Ho Chi Minh City

In front of her house a mourning widow has set up a tent under which the coffin of her husband is placed. Seats and refreshments have been prepared to receive condolences of yesterday’s fire accident.

Ho Chi Minh City: Man burnt alive

Ho Chi Minh City: Man burnt alive

2-2-2011 11:00, Ho Chi Minh City, Bui Vien street, 100 meters from my hotel, a Vietnamese man was sleeping through his hangover when his room caught fire, he had no chance to escape. There were no other casualties.