Conversations

The temples are terrific and the palaces are primo but what makes a place really memorable is its people. In order to reflect the similarities and differences of us all, we decided to pose the same 10 questions to willing people we met along the way. Of course this is not meant as anything more than a bit of fun - the language barrier (and sometimes political or religious tensions) precluded us from interviewing a truly wide range of people and asking in depth questions. We eventually loosened the style as often the most interesting conversations had little to do with the initial questions.

In some cases people's command of English was better than others. For the sake of readability we have 'touched up' the language where necessary, but left the content the same. So without further ado we present:

1. Julie - Sedona and Milwaukee, USA
2. Leo - Luoyang, Henan Province, China
3. Susan - Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
4. Mr. Smith - Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China
5. Nguyen Dang Ha - Halong Bay, Vietnam
6. Phou Soun - Angkor Wat near Siem Reap, Cambodia
7. Myo Kyaw - Yangon, Myanmar
8. Khamphanh - Luang Phrabang, Laos
9. Sister Winnie - Tanah Rata, Malaysia
10. Two Brothers - Melaka, Malaysia
11. Mohamed - Cairo, Egypt
12. Mohamed - Alexandria, Egypt

 

 

   

 

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