Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cycling in Cambodia: Pre-departure dinner of fried crabs and grilled fish

OK … Well that was a fast first three weeks. And I really feel that I am only beginning to scrape the surface of this country and have MUCH more to learn. About to head off for the next destination. … Continue reading

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Just what does one do at a beach resort in Cambodia?

The same as you would do at any beach resort… Find the local sailing club. Wait for Sunday Brunch to begin. First of many courses that morning. Watch the sailboats come in. (It IS a sailing club!) Enjoy the view. … Continue reading

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“Drowning” in Cambodia: Part 2

Amazing. The ‘official’ tourism name, adopted by the Minister of Tourism of Cambodia is: “The Royal Kingdom of Cambodia — Land of Endless Wonder”. And special, yes indeed, it is… Was tired and full after having a big dinner of … Continue reading

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The beach … at last!

I did it! Completed the first of many legs of this journey. Many months ago, this was just a line on the map, as I poured over travel directions, etc from my home in the US. Back then, this moment … Continue reading

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Biggest danger of traveling to Cambodia: “Drowning” ,,,, in emmense hospitality.

ANOTHER shout out to recent new friends who were so gracious and kind to take me under their wing, help me with Khmer lessons ,,, great food, great whiskey, and great fun. And to the gentleman who stopped me on … Continue reading

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Can you send a postcard to Heaven?

I pulled over yesterday, ending several days on off roads in rural Cambodia. Took lots of pics… I’ll post a random gallery of those soon.. I promise! BUT,,, THIS one, I was very excited when I first took it… saying … Continue reading

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Good morning. Welcome to Cambodia.

Woke up this morning and was feeling a bit drowsy and groggy. Had some noodle soup for breakfast. Added in a few small green chilli peppers. Wow !!! Like a finger in a light socket. You do not need caffeine … Continue reading

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Phenom Penh, Day 15: Saying goodbye ,,, leaving the city

So OK… here it is. Today, I leave the comfort of the hotel, with all of its wonderful support staff and a great owner, say goodbyes, take the “cultural training wheels” off… and head out of the city. I am … Continue reading

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Phenom Penh, Day 14: A big thank you to the people who have made this visit so wonderful

To all of you whom I have met in Phenom Penh: Well… it is a long trip… but I am really surprised that after 14 days in the city, I had to extend my stay by two more days to … Continue reading

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Ambassade de France

A walk around the city on a hot, noisy day. Outside the French Ambassador to Cambodia’s office. Must be an interesting title to hold. The French came into IndoChina some 90 years ago +/-, and established their great SE Asia … Continue reading

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