Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Touch in Vietnam/Cambodia

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Slimy

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

On the Mekong a gentle touch was all it took to keep the boat on course

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Not quite so painless should you come across these traps laid to trap soldiers and puncture tyres during the Vietnam war.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The soft touch of silk

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

No-one in Cambodia was left untouched by the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror under Pol Pot.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The children’s longing for a better life touched us.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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8 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Touch in Vietnam/Cambodia

  1. Pol Pot – still a horrific regime I don’t understand. And it does touch generations.

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  2. lifelessons says:

    I don’t think I could stand to see the Genocide Museum as I could barely stand to read the sign. Unbelievable that these sorts of atrocities have gone on constantly in the history of the world. Hard to face this horrible side of human nature. http://judydykstrabrown.com/2015/09/08/the-old-and-unrested/

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    A definite great and touching photos.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Beautiful, frightening touches, and the last one touched me heart.

    Like

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