• Battambang and their famous stick man
    Battambang and their famous stick man
  • better than any ride at an amusement park
    better than any ride at an amusement park
  • The bamboo train tracks
    The bamboo train tracks
  • Guess who the tourists are...
    Guess who the tourists are...
  • Another prayer for mom and Camellia, Angkor
    Another prayer for mom and Camellia, Angkor
  • leaving our incense prayers at Buddha's feet
    leaving our incense prayers at Buddha's feet

Entries from Cambodia

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Mine Fields

I remember seeing The Killing Fields when it came out many years ago. I recall being horrified and moved to tears. I know the names Kmer Rouge and Pol Pot. I know many people died for no good reason.

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Battambang, Cambodia

The last few days in Cambodia brought us to bat caves and riding bamboo trains

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Batta-bing Battambang

We left Cambodia a day early.   The original plan—and mind you, the concept of “plan” is always soft with us—was to stay in the town of Battambang for three days and then just breeze thro

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Battambang

We are now in a city in Cambodia called Battambang—a name that’s funny to say, as in “batta-bing batta-bang,” but a name that’s easy to remember.   I’m not sure why we’re here. Afte

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Angkor Wat

Images from our 3 days in Siem Reap and our visit to the ruins at Angkor.

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What is the Wat?

Where was I?   It’s now 3pm and I’m waiting for a Cambodian beer to help cut the heat. My shirt is sticking to my back and I can taste the moustache of sweat forming above my lip. And this is

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Temple hopping

Here’s the scene: I’m sitting in a café along the river in Siem Reap, the town for all visitors to Angkor Wat. I’m drinking a cappuccino that really is a cappuccino, and so all is right with th

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Eastward to Cambodia

Thailand has it all figured out. You go to the front desk of your hotel and utter a few syllables—“How do we get back to Bangkok?”—then pay not much money and just show up at 3pm for your taxi