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Autumn 2008, vol 6 no 3


Angkor Wat
Bob Lucky


I've come prepared, armed with historical data and guidebooks, a fair knowledge of Hindu mythology. The camera is charged. All the items on the checklist have been ticked: sun block, mosquito repellent, hat, umbrella, bottle of water. I'm overwhelmed, however, by butterflies, swarms of butterflies about which I know nothing except their colors: orange, rust, black, brown, yellow, white, a pale lime.

cloudy sunset
the tour leader
waves her flag


Bob Lucky Bob Lucky, the erstwhile editor and publisher of The Asian Foodbookery, has an MA in cultural anthropology and has lived and worked in various places throughout Asia. He writes mostly nonfiction and poetry; his work has appeared in various journals. He currently lives with his family in Hangzhou, China, where he teaches history and geography, pedals around on a one-speed clunker, and plays the ukulele — though not at the same time.