National Geographic Magazine once called Lima “a city on a binge.”  This was during the heady days of the 1970s and oddly prophetic of decades to come.  In the early days, the capital of Peru was still a run-down post-colonial town.  Street vendors choked the...

Author's Note:  The events in this story took place during my first visit to Cambodia in 1993 when the country was under the control of UNTAC or the United Nations Transitional Authority In Cambodia.  At that time UNTAC was attempting to organize the country's first...