Tag: Cambodia

Angkor Wat: Photos

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Nov 20, 2014
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Posted in: Attractions, Photos

  I’ve heard that when Anthony Bourdain first saw Angkor Wat, he stopped taking vacation photos. He realized that he couldn’t capture this place on film, and reasoned that there was no point. So he put his camera away and just enjoyed it. That’s lovely and rather poetic, but let’s be fair: Bourdain has a…

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TicTac Comparison, Cambodia

Posted on
Nov 18, 2014
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Posted in: Random Musings

I think the pack on the left cost me about $1.50 in Siem Reap, which is on par with U.S. prices, not accounting for the size difference in the packs. As for the mango flavor, it was exactly that, and kind of enjoyable (though still oddly minty at the end). I didn’t end up finishing…

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Cambodia Lesson #14: Gas Stations

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Nov 3, 2014
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  There are no florescent lights. Or aisles and aisles of junk food. There is no plastic container full of beef jerky, no row of humming soda dispensers, waiting to pour out sugary elixirs. There are no walls, or ceilings. There aren’t even gas pumps. Gas stations are different in Cambodia. They usually aren’t much…

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Angkor Wat: First Impressions

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Oct 22, 2014
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Posted in: Attractions

  We rounded a corner in our tuk tuk, the road here better kept than most of the others we’d been on. It was paved, not, dirt, to accommodate for the heavier flow of traffic – cars and tour buses and tuk tuks and scooters. The air smelled of diesel, the sky overcast, the air…

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Palm Village Resort and Spa, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Sep 30, 2014
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Posted in: Hotels

  I worry way too much about what other people think. I see the look of skepticism on your brow, and it’s understandable. Most of my actions, eating habits, and every single outfit I’ve ever worn beg to differ. My behaviors are not those of a woman who is overly concerned with the opinions of…

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Scenes From a Floating Village, Cambodia

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Sep 15, 2014
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Posted in: Photos, Top Ten

I’m sitting here in a chilly, air-conditioned San Diego hotel room, thinking about home. I haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to get back there. In two days, I’m supposed to fly to Seattle out of Los Angeles. I have made exactly zero plans to get to Los Angeles in order to catch said…

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Traveling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by Bus

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Sep 11, 2014
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We were originally going to fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. We had booked our flight, but Nicci told me she wanted to see more of the countryside, and suggested that we take the bus instead. Tickets were $15, and they picked us up from directly from our hotel and took us to the…

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Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center Tour, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia

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Sep 5, 2014
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Posted in: Attractions

I think it was Nicci who found out about the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, and suggested that we go there. I would like to take credit, though. I think that it’s on par with discovering fire, or inventing the wheel, or figuring out that Junior Mints should be stored in the fridge. These are important…

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