The Globe and Mail: “Cambodia’s famous elephant shines light on protecting aging animals”
ARTICLES / Cambodia

The Globe and Mail: “Cambodia’s famous elephant shines light on protecting aging animals”

In the forests of Cambodia’s remote Mondulkiri Province, one elephant is different from the others. She is not afraid of cars and motorcycles but stops dead in her tracks at the sound of monkeys jumping in trees. She puts different grasses into her mouth tentatively to find out if she likes the taste. Other elephants … Continue reading

Globe and Mail: “Theft of Buddha relics sparks showdown between monks, Cambodian government “
ARTICLES / Cambodia

Globe and Mail: “Theft of Buddha relics sparks showdown between monks, Cambodian government “

At 2 o’clock one morning in early December, a guard in a Cambodian village called his supervisor to report an extraordinary crime: The relics of the Buddha were missing. What these relics were no one could say. Some accounts described them as the Buddha’s ashes; others said they were teeth, hair or pieces of bone. … Continue reading

Globe and Mail: “Expats in Southeast Asia spread love of hockey”
ARTICLES / Canada / thailand

Globe and Mail: “Expats in Southeast Asia spread love of hockey”

On the website of Thailand’s first ice-arena, a how-to guide explains this foreign game: To gain strength, build sportsmanship and increase harmony, use wood sticks to shoot “the ball” while wearing skating “shoes.” There are no words in Thai for “puck” or “skates” – and until Southeast Asians began falling in love first with the … Continue reading

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Julie Masis is a freelance journalist. Julie’s stories have been published in the Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail, the Straits Times, the Bangkok Post, the Montreal Gazette, the Journal de Montreal, and on the Reuters wire. She has also written for all kinds of specialty magazines: Popular Archaeology, … Continue reading