Christmas Letter 2012: A Year In Review

December 20, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Travelogue

Since I’m not sending a paper Christmas letter this year, I thought I’d post it to the blog. For the folks who are used to getting an envelope in the […]

Angkor Wat, Cambodia: A Photo Essay

October 31, 2012 in Asia, Cambodia, Travelogue

I completely forgot Angkor Wat. How is that possible? A place that’s been on my bucket list forever. Hannah’s request for her 16th birthday present. I forgot it. Well, I […]

A visit to ODA Cambodia: Who says one person can’t change the world?

August 15, 2012 in Asia, Cambodia, Travelogue

  You can’t imagine the dust: Iron red, powder fine, packed as hard as concrete and yet somehow continually kicked up into clouds as the children shouted and ran, chasing […]

Dreaming of hostels on an all night bus: Siem Reap to Home.

August 15, 2012 in Asia, blog, Cambodia, Thailand, Travelogue

  It took us 30 hours on the bus to get from Siem Reap, Cambodia to home (Nai Yang, Thailand). True, a couple of those hours were spent standing in […]

A Descent Into Hell: The Killing Fields of Cambodia

August 9, 2012 in Asia, Cambodia, Travelogue

The air is warm and swirling in that way that only tropical air does. It smells of the  frangipani  blossoms that are littered like a carpet of wedding flowers through […]

Notes On An Overland Bus Trip from Laos to Cambodia: Or, My 38th Birthday

August 8, 2012 in Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Travelogue

Whoever said, “The joy is in the journey,” clearly has not traveled overland through Southeast Asia. My birthday breakfast was lovely, sitting on the dock above the Mekong on Don […]