Tag Archives: Spring break 2013

thousands of words

Siem Reap, Cambodia As a final Slice of Life for the March 2013 challenge, my hope is that these pictures tell the story. Writing every day for (almost) a month has not been easy time-wise, but has been a kick in … Continue reading

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Dusty, hot and constantly amazed

We spent a total of 15 hours over 2 days visiting the sites of about 10 different temples. This is the beginning of a travel story even I’m bored in the telling so when I return home and can sort … Continue reading

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The night bus

My friends told me they were bringing backpacks on our trip to Cambodia. I was planning to bring a carry-on with wheels. They grimaced in skepticism when I mentioned this. I realized I would need to borrow a hiking pack. … Continue reading

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Holding 2 thoughts in your head at once

When westerners think of Cambodia, they may think of Lara Croft Tomb Raider or Maddox and Pax Jolie-Pitt or Angkor Wat or the Killing Fields–depending on their experience or interest. I knew I would visit the amazing as well as … Continue reading

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Tuk-tuk drivers are so helpful …

The Tuk-Tuk (covered wagons driven by motorbikes) drivers sidle up to you and simply inquire, “Tuk-Tuk?” Then they politely stand nearby, close enough to be included in your conversation about where to go next. It’s uncanny and amusing to North … Continue reading

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Scenes from the taxi window

Cambodia!! When you come face to face with a new country–one you never even considered you’d visit a year ago–you think, “What am I doing here? Ridiculous!!” Before when I’ve landed in an Asian country, it’s been to experience my … Continue reading

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First slice from an iphone

To do list for international travelers: •check the calendar for breaks •find out what sites will take an American credit card to book flights or book train tickets with the help of an Indonesian friend •research the visa requirements •look … Continue reading

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