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Cambodia: Search for Lost Treasure

Book Cover: Hidden Treasure in Cambodia
Paperback Cover
Book Cover: Lost Treasure in Cambodia
Hardback Cover


Destination: Shanghai, Vietnam, Cambodia

Book: The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay NEW, May 2013 in paperback, originally published in 2012

Kim Fay is the third of the quartet of mystery writers I met at the Tucson Festival of Books. (I previously wrote about Becky Masterman’s book set in Tucson and Jenn McKinlay’s cupcake mysteries set in Scottsdale.)

I was very excited to hear that Kim Fay, who has lived in Southeast Asia for long periods of time, had written a book about a search for hidden treasures in a Cambodian temple.  If you are a regular here, you know how much I loved Cambodia when I visited there. I’ve posted a review of an outstanding memoir , guidebook reviews and temple art photos from that trip.

Thrity Umrigor, Kim Fay and Susan Vreeland
Thrity Umrigor (The World We Found), Kim Fay (The Map of Lost Memories) and Susan Vreeland. (I read her The Passion of Artemisia about a rare woman painter in Baroque Italy. Her latest is Clara and Mr. Tiffany.)

Although Kim Fay published The Map of Lost Memories in 2012, the paperback version comes out this month. Which cover do you like best? Continue reading Cambodia: Search for Lost Treasure

Travel Photo Thursday: Once in a Lifetime

Travel experiences of a lifetime. These are scanned pictures, because most of our major trips were taken years ago, before digital cameras, so you’ll have to forgive the lack of technical excellence. It is the trip that counts. 1. Gaping at exhibits at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.

1964 New York World's Fair
1964 New York World’s Fair

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Reader’s Choice: Best of Last Year’s Travel Photos


In keeping with the “Best of” lists we’ve been doing last week and this at A Traveler’s Library, I decided to take a look to see what 12 Travel Thursday photos were the most popular in 2012–judged by traffic to the page and by comments. (See, your comments are IMPORTANT!)

So here are the READER’s CHOICE TRAVEL PHOTOS from A Traveler’s Library. (You can click on a picture to get a bigger image). Continue reading Reader’s Choice: Best of Last Year’s Travel Photos