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Special to the Los Angeles TimesOne spring morning last year, I stuffed my rucksack with things I bring on camping trips in the U.S.: fleece, books 'n' socks, toothbrush, bug spray, sunshades. Then I shouldered my mandolin case, unlatched my apartment gate and stepped into the sunshine....
Tags: Weather, Government, Social Issues, Forests, Charity
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAs I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesChasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 375 pp., $28 What on earth were they thinking? That's the question that comes repeatedly to mind while...
The terrain stretching between Canada’s West Coast and the Canadian Rockies is some of the most beautiful on earth. From dry desert-like plains and pristine glacial-fed lakes to craggy mountain cliffs and snow-capped peaks, the scenery is constantly...
Babylon & BeyondDocuments released by WikiLeaks about the Azerbaijani political and business elite read less like diplomatic cables and more like the latest episode of âKeeping Up With the Kardashians.â Two cables, which originated from the U.S. Embassy in Baku in...
L.A. at HomeSome upcoming tours are providing rare peeks inside some of Los Angeles' most famous houses, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Millard House (also called La Miniatura, above), Wright's Hollyhock House, the Ron Burkle-owned Green Acres and the iconic...
Babylon & BeyondThe suspension of Egyptian gas supply to Israel has lighted a fire under the feet of Israeli officials, businessmen and shareholders trying to assess how events in Egypt will affect Israel's energy economy. Initial assessments that it is in Egypt's......
Times Staff WriterBill Clinton slept here. He shopped a few blocks away. He had dinner around the corner and down the street. Everywhere I turned, it seemed, I saw fading photos of the former president smiling into the camera as he shook hands with a beaming proprietor. I...
The Hartford CourantImmigrants from Ghana have an advantage over people who come here from many other countries because Ghanians arrive speaking English. That doesn't mean, however, that young West Africans from Ghana don't get bullied in school. Their English doesn't sound...
The Korea Herald, Seoul / Asia News NetworkSEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) -- Asiana Airlines, in partnership with UNESCO Korea, will install solar-powered street lamps for the protection of heritage sites in Vietnam as part of its ongoing social contribution activities in the country, officials said...
Tags: Cambodia, Media Industry, Vietnam, Germany
If you thought sunbathing and spa treatments were your only itinerary options on the island of St. Lucia, think again. This Caribbean destination boasts nature trails, rainforest zip-lining, interactive volcano experiences and a developing food scene with...
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