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Months 41 and 42

Note: Yup, I'm a little behind posting roundups. After the next one, however, we should be all caught up. Sorry for any confusion my lazy posting has caused! From Halloween to my birthday to Thanksgiving to Christmas, this was a period of big celebrations! And big heapings of time spent with some very special people…

Two Tales of Cambodia

My recent week in Cambodia was all too short. However, I did manage to sneak a lot in. In addition to playing house in Phnom Penh, I was lucky enough to get a truly behind-the-scenes look at two organizations making a big difference in the lives of the Cambodian people. Betsy is one of a…

Phnom Penh

"What's your favorite country?" Every long-term traveler dreads the question. How could one possibly pick definitively? Yet I must admit, whenever someone asks, Cambodia does bubble to the front of my brain. So I've been disheartened that lately I've been hearing the opposite when both online peers and real life friends make the journey there…

Week 180

Greetings from New York! What a week it's been. My last few days in Cambodia were perfection -- plenty of work time surrounded by a city I am energized by. Though staying put in Phnom Penh for the full eight days I was in Cambodia was exactly what I needed for this trip, I was…

Bangkok Thumb

Greetings from Cambodia! I've spent the last week split between two of my favorite cities in the world, Bangkok and Phnom Penh. My time in Bangkok was a bittersweet goodbye to Thailand that hasn't quite sunk in yet, but was filled nonetheless with temples, markets, movies (I finally saw Gone Girl!) and some world class…

Today is my anniversary: One year in the life of a full time traveler, and one year in the life of this blog. One June 9th, 2011, I watched the Manhattan skyline disappear into the distance as I flew towards Scotland and the unknown. An hour earlier, hunched over my laptop using airport WiFi, I…

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