|December 26, 2012 | Asia, Travels

Siem Reap, Cambodia. I was at Ta Prohm temple today ( this! ), and I came across some Vietnamese Graffiti. This is from when Vietnam and Cambodia were firm allies against the U.S., a few years before things changed completely and the two countries were at war – still, the temple would have been almost completely swamped by jungle at this time, and radically ruined, and silent, except for the calls of birds and monkeys.


I’ve always been fascinated by old graffiti. There’s a Civil War fort in Florida, and it was real cool to see it, but my chief memory is how a Boy Scout troop carved their names there in 1944.