While Siem Reap definitely provided us with amazing images of Cambodia, we left the country having enjoyed other wonderful experiences ranging from some truly outstanding beach time, as well as some cultural and outdoor adventures. Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, we have been traveling around the absolutely wonderful country of Cambodia. However upon reaching Phnom Penh, we came face to face with the brutal history of the regime that shook the country apart only 40 short years ago. Continue reading
While Cambodia’s relatively recent past is dark and grim, its ancient history provides an inspiring counterpoint. Over one thousand years ago, the Khmer empire was at the apex of its power and it controlled much of what is now Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. All that now remains are the incredible temples of Angkor, and even in the hottest season they are crawling with tourists – including us.
Behold the majestic tarantula, king of spiders, and a mite tasty too, once you get the hang of it.
Comparing Gandhi and Ataturk
Mohandas Gandhi and Mustafa Kemal. Both have so much in common. They both liberated their home country (both from the British… funny), and both received a name meaning Father (Ataturk actually means Father of the Turks, but whatever). To compare these two figures, one must first know a bit about them. And I learned a lot about each as we travelled through both India and Turkey.
Maybe not a typical day, but we’d like to present a day in our lives as global travelers, here in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Continue reading
It always happens this way. You come to a place to see the major tourist attractions, but you stay longer (if you stay) because of the culture and and the community. So it was with Siem Reap. Continue reading