Gods, Rockets, And Warriors-Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, Taiwan-Part 3

Another beehive is finished. The palanquins are directed away from the middle of the street so oncoming emergency vehicles can pass through the crowds and the piles of fireworks remnants. Appearing to be cruising the area, when someone truly is in need of emergency care I’ve seen these vehicles swiftly moving through the streets of […]

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Gods, Rockets, And Warriors-Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, Taiwan Part 2

We get the signal, they’re ready to go. The men at the front of the palanquins quickly turn their backs to the wall, and brace for the barrage of piercing rockets. And the cacophony of the beehive began with roaring tides of bottle rocket streaks fired off in all directions. Exploding in mid air, sometimes […]

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Gods, Rockets, And Warriors-Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, Taiwan Part 1

The Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival is held every year in Yanshui District in Southern Taiwan. Locally known as the Feng Pao it is considered one of the most dangerous festivals in the world as well as being the third largest folk celebration. Why do they blow off millions of bottle rockets and firecrackers you ask? […]

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“Pearl Of Asia”-Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s Top Sites

Phnom Penh has been the capital of Cambodia since French colonization. It is the country’s largest city with a population of over 2 million. It’s the center of commerce, the arts, cultural heritage and diplomacy. Once called “the pearl of Asia” it was one of the most beautiful French built cities in Southeast Asia. It’s […]

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