Monthly Archives: February 2012

When Left Is Right

I like to tell my British/Aussie/Kiwi friends that we Americans drive on the right side of the road, while they drive on the left wrong side. Well, in every single country we’ve hit since we started this trip, people drive on … Continue reading

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Learning Khmer with Karen

At the 100 Pillar Wat, while Ken tried to get permission to sleep over, two Cambodian girls rode up to me on their bikes. They called out in English, “Hello! Where are you from?” By the time Ken got back, … Continue reading

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Food Reporter Goes Cambodian

While we were biking along the Mekong River, we enjoyed some “fast food”… And a sweet treat…  

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The Mekong Chronicles – Part 3

After a long night, our intrepid bikers make their way “home” to Kratie.

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The Mekong Chronicles – Part 2

Our intrepid bikers made it as far north as the 100 Pillar Wat. Now it’s time to settle in for the night. To be continued…

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The Mekong Chronicles – Part 1

The Mekong Discovery Trail. The name alone sounds exotic… romantic… rustic. Part of what drew us to Kratie, so far off the tourist track, was the opportunity to explore the area along the Mekong River. The web site has it … Continue reading

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The Rapids

Dining on the water. Right on it.

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Walking the Killing Fields

The Khmer Rouge. The Killing Fields. That’s what we knew of Cambodia’s past- just names, really, points on a timeline in some history lesson. This isn’t history that happened hundreds of years ago to some vaguely-remembered people. Karen and I … Continue reading

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Birthday on a Bus

It happened again: my birthday fell on a travel day. In the past I have flown home from Mexico… … and flown into Ecuador on my birthday. Those traveling birthdays turned out to be a great time. Now, what about this … Continue reading

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Next Stop: Cambodia

And we thought Malaysia was challenging. Say hello to the craziness of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  

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