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BACK Screenplay Finally Finished: Adventure Backpackers Encounter the Vietnam War.

BACK Screenplay Finally Finished: Adventure Backpackers Encounter the Vietnam War.

2 months ago
Above Photo: Remote mountains and jungle – the real-life locations of BACK. One reason I wanted to write my novel BACK was to catapult the Vietnam War, and the evils and problems arising from that conflict, into a modern-day context. An unexploded aeroplane bomb, dropped during the Vietnam War and still embedded in the jungle, nose upwards, along the Ho Chi ... Read More
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The Vietnam War: US Espionage in Saigon’s Cathedral.

The Vietnam War: US Espionage in Saigon’s Cathedral.

1 month ago
Above Photo: Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral, a hotbed of espionage during the Vietnam War. One place I really wanted to visit on my recent trip to Saigon was Notre Dame Cathedral; but not for any religious or even architectural reason. This visit was motivated purely by an interest in seeing a place that had been used during the Vietnam War ... Read More
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An Interview with a Khmer Rouge Torturer and Murderer.

An Interview with a Khmer Rouge Torturer and Murderer.

2 days ago
Perpetrators AND Victims? Guard detail at Tuol Sleng prison. Him Huy, who was a prison guard at the time, is fourth from left. For a modern-day take on the Khmer Rouge, the Vietnam War and Adventure Backpackers trekking in the war-ravaged jungles of Asia, see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/ Researching my novel, BACK, I had to read some terrible accounts of survivors of Khmer Rouge torture, ... Read More
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John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

5 months ago
Liverpool from Wapping (1875)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s art. For many years I have seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again recently when I ... Read More
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Drug Busts, Bribes and a Backpacker Breaks His Skull in Vang Vieng, Laos.

Drug Busts, Bribes and a Backpacker Breaks His Skull in Vang Vieng, Laos.

4 days ago
Above Photo: Young travellers party hard on the banks of Vang Vieng’s Nam Song River. (Elizabeth Anile) A while back I read a post on the blog of Thailand-based British journalist Andrew Drummond, who covered a murky tale of a British MP’s son who had allegedly been arrested for drugs offences in Vang Vieng, Laos. The story was subsequently hushed up, ... Read More
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