The monk that set himself on fire

Thích Quang Duc was a Buddhist monk who set himself on fire in the middle of Saigon in 1963 to protest the South Vietnamese discrimination against Buddhists and increased Catholic sympathizers. Before Duc protested the changing Vietnamese government’s sentiment, a ban was placed on flying the Buddhist flag. This caused a crowd to protest, and… Read More The monk that set himself on fire

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: the city behind the Cambodian genocide

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia since the French colonization of the country. With a population of 1.5 million people, Phnom Penh is an important  hub of Cambodia. Our initial day, we had a took-took tour of the city. It included many national monuments. Within the square was the independence memorial. The National Assembly building… Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: the city behind the Cambodian genocide