Monthly Archive: October, 2010

Bangkok, Thailand

Ah, Bangkok…  Too much of everything.  Countless possibilities at any given moment, day or night, and instead of being energized by that I feel overwhelmed.  (It’s not you, Bangkok, it’s me.) I wanted… Continue reading

Siem Reap, Cambodia (Second Visit)

A pack of about twenty tuk-tuk drivers stood waiting for our boat to pull up to the dock at Siem Reap.  They leaped on board while we were still a few feet out… Continue reading

Battambang, Cambodia

The city of Battambang didn’t sound particularly appealing to me, but the waterway between Battambang and Siem Reap offers what my guidebook describes as “Cambodia’s most enchanting boat trip.”  So I took a… Continue reading

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Second Visit)

Phnom Penh isn’t the most scenic city in Cambodia.  Most tourists only stay long enough to see the Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields before heading off to Angkor or the beach,… Continue reading

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

There were no direct flights from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville, so Marie and I spent almost all of Friday on a bus – about six hours to get back to Phnom Penh and… Continue reading

Siem Reap, Cambodia, Part 2

The sunrise on our second morning at Angkor Wat, beautiful as it was, didn’t compare to the day before, and on the temple grounds afterwards Marie and I once again came up empty… Continue reading

Siem Reap, Cambodia, Part 1

On Monday Marie and I took a bus to Siem Reap, the city that serves as a base for exploring the ancient temples of Angkor.  A tuk-tuk driver we met in Phnom Penh… Continue reading