Monthly Archives: December 2011

Week 6: “Good Morning, Vietnam!”

Left Cambodia on a Monday… and it is still “Sunday” in Vietnam! Banks were closed yesterday, “Sunday” in Cambodia. Now, they are closed again today, “Sunday”, in Vietnam. Luckily, I was able to change money here at the hotel. After … Continue reading

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Pre-departure post

I leave here tomorrow for a long stretch, so what does one do back home before leaving someplace for a while?? Run errands. — Been to breakfast with a Khmer who works for one of the Government’s health ministries and … Continue reading

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Offine for a few days…

I am about to do a pretty physically challenging leg of this cycling trip, through a very remote area without any infrastructure for tourists… no guesthouses, no internet, no cities, no towns… only villages. It is going to be some … Continue reading

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How to Explore a Mountain in Cambodia

Throughout your travels in Cambodia, you will be amazed by the beautiful mountains that you will see in your journeys. This post is about a day I spent exploring only one of them… At some point in time, you are … Continue reading

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Finally … an internet connection!

OK… well,,, if I had spent my money in Phenom Penh on a laptop network card and prepaid for a few months 3G nationwide “high speed” internet access, I would not be were I am sitting right now. Alas, I … Continue reading

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Just another day in Cambodia …

Just cycling around town today. Hanging out… … end of the day … heading back to my “garden bungalow”, to rest up for the big party here tonight. (Follow-up Note: The party was supposed to go on all night long … Continue reading

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“No problem. This is Cambodia!”

“Chill Out” is the #1 mindset that seasoned travelers know is the defacto state of mind visitors should adopt for a trip … or for living … in Cambodia. Things … well … it is simply different here. So,,, slow … Continue reading

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