Stan Lee Pengelly's Travels

Listening for Birdsong at The Killing Fields

Listening for Birdsong at The Killing Fields
One by one, the other tourists and I stepped off of the bus and walked the hundred or so yards to the memorial stupa at Choeung Ek.  Though a modern building, its design was traditional Khmer architecture in appearance with a spire rising high above it like a lightning rod. It had twin entrance doors, two stories high and very…

The Mustang Kingdom Trip, Part 2

The Mustang Kingdom Trip, Part 2
I could hear my horse’s hooves below making a pleasing clip-clop-clip-clop and his neckbell staying in time with a musical ding-ding-ding-ding. The dry high altitude air of Nepal was on my face causing the scarf covering my nose and mouth to flap. The horse’s movements I felt through the saddle. With my eyes closed, these were the only sensations I…