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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Four (Angkor Wat)
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SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Four (Angkor Wat)

To say that the temples at Angkor are spectacular is like saying that France has good food: no need to state the obvious. After a 12-hour bus ride through the paddy fields and flood plains along the Tonle Sap lake in central Cambodia, I arrived late in Siem Reap. Expecting […]

What Did You Do When You Returned From Angkor Wat?
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What Did You Do When You Returned From Angkor Wat?

For those of you planning on visiting Angkor Wat, there may be more to the massive temple complex than you had originally expected. American researcher Kent Davis, after visiting the site back in 2005, was struck by the numerous (1,800 to be exact) female figures carved in various portions of […]

How To Get A Visa For Vietnam
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How To Get A Visa For Vietnam

What’s more fun than getting off a plane and immediately being hit up for cash just to step foot outside the airport? (I’ll answer my own question. The answer is: getting the seat next to the lavatory for your 16-hour flight. Oh the stories you’ll tell.) The fact is, visas […]

Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna
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Compassion In Cambodia: A Traveler’s Dilemna

Compassion comes in many forms. You can give away your life savings, some extra change in your pocket, or a bottle of water to a thirsty child. It’s easy to change one person’s life, but much more difficult to change many. In fact, I think it’s probably near impossible to change […]

How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia
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How Not To Get Kicked Out Of Cambodia

So you’re going to Cambodia (actually, I am in about 6 weeks, but more on that later), and once you get there all you really want to do is sunbathe nude while pointing the bottom of your feet at people as they walk by, and sticking you chopsticks upright in […]

Exploring Cambodia And Vietnam Through The Eyes Of “La Marguerite”
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Exploring Cambodia And Vietnam Through The Eyes Of “La Marguerite”

Most cruise lines seek to provide its customers with what I call the “Best Of” trip (e.g., “See the Best of the Mediterranean: From Scenic Livorno to the Seascapes of San Tropez”). While this is probably a very lovely way to sail and explore, I often want to experience all […]

A Video Trek Through Southeast Asia
A Video Trek Through Southeast Asia

A Video Trek Through Southeast Asia

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re big on starting travel groups on sites we like. Jon started up our flickr group for us a little ways back for photos, and I started a travel video group on Vimeo, aptly titled: “Travel Videos” (it was a less than creative day for […]

Not A Typical Day In Cambodia
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Not A Typical Day In Cambodia

I have yet to meet a person who is not fascinated with Cambodia. Even if the person has no desire to visit the country, they never stop asking about the people, the culture, the safety, or the temples. It’s difficult to describe Cambodia because of its past ancient civilizations, a […]

Ever Wonder What Volunteering In Cambodia Is Like?
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Ever Wonder What Volunteering In Cambodia Is Like?

  Volunteering abroad is full of highs and lows. Choosing to do that in Cambodia, one of the least developed countries in the world, has it’s own set of issues. Seeing the body pits from the genocide by the Khmer Rouge regime, to the ever cheerful village children, Lauren Dickerson (not her […]

Angkor Wat At Sunset With A Little Help From My Friends
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Angkor Wat At Sunset With A Little Help From My Friends

Who needs a tour guide when you have friends like these? Angkor Wat with a little help from the local police. By Paige Stringer My first glimpse of Angkor Wat came from the back seat of a Cambodian police officer’s motorbike. It all started with an early evening arrival in […]

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